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Re: [bug #17900] rm -f should ignore ENOTDIR

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [bug #17900] rm -f should ignore ENOTDIR
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 07:55:23 +0200

Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

> According to Jim Meyering on 10/2/2006 11:19 AM:
>>> This error should be ignored.  After all, if a file name component is not a
>>> directory the file cannot exist, so rm -f should handle it the same as
>> Thanks for reporting that.
>> Here's the patch I'll check in as soon as I write the test cases:
> Shouldn't this also include ELOOP?
> $ ln -s loop .
> $ rm -f loop/oops
> rm: cannot remove `loop/oops': Too many levels of symbolic links

Yes.  Thanks.
It should also include ENAMETOOLONG:

  $ rm -rf /t/$(printf %0257 1)/x 2> /dev/null || echo bug

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