Subject: Re: Larger rm Change
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/08/2003 14:36:51
>> I think that it could only try to ignore user immutable flags
>> if -f was given. I don't think rm without -f should ignore the flags.
>I agree.

and, just to continue to beat a dead horse... many times have you wished that rm would remove the flags
vs. how many times have i enjoyed the fact that it doesn't?

maybe we could make it remove the flags iff you are root and *two* -f
are given (and no -i)?  ie, make it *very* hard to shoot yourself in
the foot, but still provide a gun, powder, bullets...

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