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Re: rm -rf and recursive nothing

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 15:36:59 +0200

Erik Wikström wrote:
What one is saying in effect is "I may not have gotten all this right, or there may be surprises, so I want to see and specifically approve each/some actions".

The problem arises when -i/-I us used with -f, which by the same reasoning also should be at "the top of the food-chain". -f says that I know what I'm doing so don't bother me with asking for confirmation. Not that I don't approve of the way things are at the moment but I can see why some might not agree.

I don't agree with the meaning. For me -f means "try to remove in every case and don't fail", i.e. also remove write-protected files and don't fail if the files didn't even exist.


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