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Re: rm -rf and recursive nothing

From: Peter Avalos <pavalos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 08:32:59 -0700
Mail-followup-to: bugs@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 03:36:59PM +0200, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Erik Wikstr?m wrote:
> >>What one is saying in effect is "I may not have gotten all this right, 
> >>or there may be surprises, so I want to see and specifically approve 
> >>each/some actions".
> >
> >The problem arises when -i/-I us used with -f, which by the same 
> >reasoning also should be at "the top of the food-chain". -f says that I 
> >know what I'm doing so don't bother me with asking for confirmation. Not 
> >that I don't approve of the way things are at the moment but I can see 
> >why some might not agree.
> I don't agree with the meaning.  For me -f means "try to remove in every 
> case and don't fail", i.e. also remove write-protected files and don't fail 
> if the files didn't even exist.

I somewhat agree with this, but I understand both arguements.  Perhaps a
good compromise would be 'rm -ff'.


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