Subject: Re: Little prob with rm
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/1994 07:33:05
> Found an interesting, er..., problem (?) with rm the other day. Doing
> an 'rm -rf' on some directory, say '/tmp/fred', by typing 'rm -rf
> /tmp/fred', works fine, but typing 'rm -rf /tmp/fred/' complains that
> /tmp/fred/ is a directory.
This is an old BSD vs. SysV difference. I never understood why that
would be useful, but it's in all BSD's I've worked with.
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