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Re: rm - bug or user error?

From: Alan Curry
Subject: Re: rm - bug or user error?
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:52:45 -0500 (GMT+5)

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

That's just how [t]csh reports non-matching globs: prefixed with the name of
the command that wasn't run because of the error. This might help you figure
out which line in a script had failed if you had multiple commands with

Since rm wasn't ever actually run, it had no influence on the format of the
error message.

Alan Curry

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