Subject: Re: Little prob with rm
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/31/1994 02:40:37
>      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.

BUT - there are major ``applications'' (like tcsh) which expand pat<tab>
to path/ (the only real thing they can do at this stage from the ergonomic
point of view - not knowing if the user will move down deeper in the tree)

I *do* prefer the SVR4 way of ignoring trailing slashes.


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