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Re: rmdir -p

D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> If I asked a gardner to prune a rose bush and he sliced it off at the
> root I would be upset.  If he removed dead branches and left the useful
> ones I would not claim that he had done a bad job.  He did exactly the
> job I asked for.

I look forward to the day when I have a gardner.  ;-)

But if I ask rmdir -p to prune a directory I believe is empty but isn't, I
want it to report that, just as rmdir always does without the -p option. 
The "do what you can and don't complain" option would be the nonexistent


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