Subject: bin/7857: 'rm' spews when EOF typed to "override" question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/1999 11:35:43
>Synopsis: 'rm' spews when EOF typed to "override" question
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Sat Jun 26 11:35:00 1999
>Originator: Greg A. Woods
Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
>Release: NetBSD-current 1999/06/19
System: NetBSD 1.4D (first noticed on 1.3.3)
Rm doesn't seem to handle EOF to the "override" question
properly. It spews out any remaining questions without pausing
for an answer to any of them.
On SunOS-5.6, for example, input is waited for from subsquent
questions. SunOS-4 suffers the same problem as *BSD though.
I'm not sure the new SunOS-5.6 behaviour is more correct. I
actually expected the command to die quietly, just as most any
data handling filter style command that reads input from stdin
will do when it receives an EOF indication.
$ chown 444 cyrus*
$ rm cyrus*
override r--r--r-- woods/staff for cyrus-imapd-1.5.19p1.tgz? override r--r--r-- woods/staff for cyrus-imapd-1.5.19p2.tgz-1.3.3? override r--r--r-- woods/staff for cyrus-imapd-1.5.19p2.tgz-1.3I?
# I pressed <CTRL-D>, my EOF char, at the first question....