August 16, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
I liked the recommendation about creating an alias. However, in the past I have burned myself by creating an alias with the same name as the command. I would get used to the alias version of the command, and when I used the command on a machine without the alias, there was no prompt.
As a solution, I started defining new alias names that included the option such as rmi for rm -i. It takes a little time to adjust to the new command, but at least you won’t get burned later by expecting a prompt where one