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Re: rm bug?

On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 07:15:20AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
> (John Nemeth) writes:
> >     The simple explanation is, if you can't read the directory,
> >you can't find out what is in it in order to iterate over the
> >contents in order to empty the directory.  Remember that "x" only
> >allows you to enter the directory.  If you know the name of the
> >item you want, then you can access it.  But, if you want to get a
> >listing of what is in a directory, then you need "r".

Thanks, John, the explanation makes sense.

> It could still try rmdir(2), even if it cannot read the directory.

I agree with Michael here :)

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