Subject: Re: rm -P and strange file systems
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/24/2006 13:36:18
On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 01:18:38PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> Having understood what -P is about now: what does rm -P do when the file
> is on LFS, or another file system that never overwrites in-place, but
> allocates a new one?

The manpage explicitly mentions this case:

> on log-structured filesystems or if any block-journaling scheme is in
> use, this option is completely useless.