Subject: Re: Larger rm Change
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lucio De Re <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/2003 13:32:17
On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:11:41AM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> I prefer the ff or even -F to force removing the extra bits before unlinking.
> There are places where this behavior is desired, and others where it is not,
> so we must be able to choose what we mean from the command line.
This is a hard one. I would prefer (not ever having used the
immutable flag(s)) if rm -rf * (for root, at least) continued to
behave as expected, that is, remove all files irrespective of
A -F flag to limit the damage to files without immutable bits would
then be OK.
The reverse makes just as much sense, but it would bother me for