Subject: Re: Little prob with rm
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1994 06:59:23
> IMHO, rmdir(2) should strip trailing slashes, as per almost any other
> system call (eg. open(2)) which collapses multiple slashes to one, and
> also permits trailing slashes.
> Otherwise, the manual page for rmdir(2) should include a note about
> EISDIR being a valid error.

rmdir /tmp/foo/
/tmp/foo/: is a directory

Maybe it's the language barrier, but to me that's absolutely unaccaptable
behaviour: I tell the system "go delete that directory /tmp/foo/" and
it answers "sorry, I can't: /tmp/foo/ is a directory!".

Besides from all technical reasons, tradition, personal preferences;
if not the implementation is wrong, the user interface is broken! 


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