Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/find
To: SODA Noriyuki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/2007 08:29:04
SODA Noriyuki <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>>> On Wed, 07 Feb 2007 12:49:33 -0500,
> "Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> said:
>>> The problem is that the -delete option is somewhat different from
>>> what you expect from the -rm option.
>> What do you think of as the difference?
> For example, "find /usr/src -rm" just doesn't work.
The man page seems to imply that find /usr/src -delete should
work. Perhaps the documentation needs to be fixed.
Delete found files and/or directories. Always returns True.
This executes from the current working directory as find recurses
down the tree. It will not attempt to delete a filename with a
``'' character in its pathname relative to ``''. for security
reasons. Depth-first traversal processing is implied by this
That doesn't really describe what is wrong with find /usr/src -delete
>>> Maybe that's the reason FreeBSD chose different option name.
>> I spoke to some people from FreeBSD and suggested they adopt -rm as an
>> alias -- they thought it was a good idea.
> But they haven't added the option yet.
> That means they decided that that is actually bad idea, doesn't it?
No, since it has been all of 24 hours, I would draw no such conclusion.
> If not, why haven't they added the -rm option yet?
Because just about no time has passed.
Anyway, this is Unix -- we don't "del file" or "delete file", we