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bug#10819: [BUG][RM]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#10819: [BUG][RM]
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:54:23 +0100

Voelker, Bernhard wrote:
> Good point.
> That means, the info page could be enhanced to mention that
> special case (see below).
> Subject: [PATCH] doc: document 'rm -f' better
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> * doc/coreutils.texi (rm invocation): Mention that the option '-f' also
> silences the message for missing operands which is useful in scripts
> e.g. for "rm -f $file_list" when $file_list is empty.
> * src/rm.c (usage):  Likewise.
> Reported by Jérémy Magrin in http://bugs.gnu.org/10819

Thanks.  I've applied that with these tweaks:

doc: improve 'rm -f' description

diff --git a/THANKS.in b/THANKS.in
index 904bb3e..c8dd75f 100644
--- a/THANKS.in
+++ b/THANKS.in
@@ -276,6 +276,7 @@ Jens Elkner                         address@hidden
 Jens Schmidt                        address@hidden
 Jeph Cowan                          address@hidden
 Jeremy Maitin-Shepard               address@hidden
+Jérémy Magrin                       address@hidden
 Jerome Abela                        address@hidden
 Jérôme Zago                         address@hidden
 Jesse Kornblum                      address@hidden
diff --git a/doc/coreutils.texi b/doc/coreutils.texi
index 87624c2..8c6a287 100644
--- a/doc/coreutils.texi
+++ b/doc/coreutils.texi
@@ -8769,7 +8769,7 @@ rm invocation
 @itemx --force
 @opindex -f
 @opindex --force
-Ignore nonexistent files, missing operands and never prompt the user.
+Ignore nonexistent files and missing operands, and never prompt the user.
 Ignore any previous @option{--interactive} (@option{-i}) option.

 @item -i

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