Subject: Re: Little prob with rm
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/1994 22:23:47
On Oct 30,  2:14am, Olaf Seibert wrote:
} Subject: Re: Little prob with rm
} For completeness, I would even argue for dir/file/.. being equivalent
} to just dir, which is (in unix notation) what AmigaDOS does. Except that
} under Unix a file has no ".." entry but under AmigaDOS the ParentDir()
} of a file is defined and useful.

     I totally disagree with this.  It is a major violation of the
rule of least astonishment, as it is a major change to UNIX filesystem
semantics.  Under UNIX file, do not have directories, which I feel
is the way it should be.

}-- End of excerpt from Olaf Seibert