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Re: ls

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: ls
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 15:03:32 -0700
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    The command in question might be run anywhere (the documentation
>    talks about "scripts").  That would include /tmp.
> `rm *' might also be run from anywhere, hence why don't get it.

It's reasonable for a script to do 'eval "`dircolors`"', and this is
in the manual.  Scripts might be run in any directory, including /tmp,
so it's reasonable to recommend a safe way to invoke dircolors.

On the other hand, scripts normally don't (and shouldn't) do 'rm *' in
random directories, and we don't recommend that.

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