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Re: rm -f and unexecutable directories

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: rm -f and unexecutable directories
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 12:04:52 +0100

Ed Avis <address@hidden> wrote:
> In that case could I make a feature request for a new flag
>     -F, --really-force
>             As --force but also change permissions if necessary.

It's feasible.
I'm not enthusiastic about this, but not strongly opposed either.
Let's see if anyone else has strong opinions on the matter.

Bear in mind that even with such an option, rm may still be unable to
remove a file you own due to e.g., an ACL, attributes a la chattr,
or being on file system that's mounted read-only.

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