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[Emacs-orgmode] Shoting yourself in the foot with shell links

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: [Emacs-orgmode] Shoting yourself in the foot with shell links
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:09:23 +0200

We had some discussion here about shell links, and some people might be wondering why there is a confirmation prompt for shell links at all. Here is why:

Consider a link

    [[shell:rm -rf ~/*][Google Search]]

This link would look like "Google Search" in an Org-mode buffer, but when you activate it, it would remove your home directory. So there is a very good reason to prompt for confirmation, and fully removing the confirmation is a rather bad idea.

- Carsten

Carsten Dominik
Sterrenkundig Instituut "Anton Pannekoek"
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Kruislaan 403
NL-1098SJ Amsterdam
phone: +31 20 525 7477

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