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Re: rm - bug or user error?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: rm - bug or user error?
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:16:53 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Jon Stanley wrote:
> Yeah, like Eric said, I think that this is a csh problem rather than a
> coreutils problem. I would even think that csh is behaving wrongly
> here - rather than refusing to run rm because the glob didn't match,
> it should pass the f* straight through to rm to deal with as it
> pleases, unless you explicitly told the shell to fail (as Eric did in
> his example). I don't have any standards to back that up though, Eric
> is the POSIX-citing guy around here :)

The 'csh' is not covered by any standards.  There is only the csh
implementation for reference.  It does what it does.


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