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rm - bug or user error?

From: Michael Webb
Subject: rm - bug or user error?
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:19:48 -0800
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This is just a nit I discovered, but I thought I'd pass it along.

I am within a directory containing directories dir1 and dir2 and *no* files starting with f.

  shell>  rm -rf dir1 dir2 f*
  rm: No match.

From the man page:

    -f, --force
          ignore nonexistent files, never prompt

I suspect the "No match" is coming from the command line parsing and not rm itself. However, the message starts with rm.

- Mike

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