safe-rm - wrapper around the rm command to prevent accidental deletions

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name safe-rm
Package version 0.12
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 56 B
Download size 16.58 KB
Official Mirror
This package provides a tool intended to prevent the accidental deletion
of important files by replacing rm with a wrapper, which checks the
given arguments against a configurable blacklist of files and directories
that should never be removed.
Users who attempt to delete one of these protected files or directories will
not be able to do so and will be shown a warning message instead.
Protected paths can be set both at the site and user levels.


Package Version Architecture Repository
safe-rm_0.12-2_all.deb 0.12 all Ubuntu Universe
safe-rm - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf -
debconf-2.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package safe-rm_0.12-2_all.deb
Source Package safe-rm

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install safe-rm deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install safe-rm




2016-01-19 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.12-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Brazilian debconf translation (closes: #811536)
* Run wrap-and-sort
2014-11-03 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.12-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release (closes: #767477)
2014-10-22 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.11-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Dutch debconf translation (closes: #766254)
2014-10-08 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- new XDG Base Directory spec compliant config file (closes: #759531)
2014-09-19 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.10-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Standards-Version up to 3.9.6
2014-02-01 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.10-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update homepage in debian/control
* Switch to a machine-readable debian/copyright
2014-01-27 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.10-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add upstream's signing-key and use it in debian/watch
* Bump Standards-Version up to 3.9.5
2013-06-10 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.10-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix watch file
* Add desktop file to easily add files to the blacklist (LP: #1070368)
2013-06-09 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #708202)
* Bump Standards-Version up to 3.9.4
* Use canonical VCS URLs in debian/control
2012-05-28 - Francois Marier <>
safe-rm (0.8-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to a minimal debian/rules file
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Bump Standards-Version up to 3.9.3

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