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bug#12339: Gnu rm, changed only recently (4-5 years), and didn't follow
bug#12339: Gnu rm, changed only recently (4-5 years), and didn't follow letter of posix...(statement follows)
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:29:24 -0700
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(triaging old bugs)
This long and winding thread covers several topics
relating to rm(1), historical unix and POSIX compatibility
(and a bugfix or two in the mix).
An enlightening read for those interested...
( https://bugs.gnu.org/12339 )
But the bottom line is:
rm -rf .
will not delete the content of the current directory
(while keeping the directory itself) and that is not likely to change.
Two suggested alternatives:
find . -delete
rm -rf * .[!.] .??*
As such, and with no more comments in 6 years, I'm closing this bug.
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