Subject: Re: rm -P and strange file systems
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <ghen@NetBSD.org>
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.