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bug#16862: Feature Request for rm

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: bug#16862: Feature Request for rm
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:39:24 +0100
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tag 16862 notabug

On 02/24/2014 06:36 AM, Marc Perkel wrote:
> Minor feature request
> Suggest -q (for quiet) for rm command. No error code if file doesn't exist.
> rm -q file
> rather tham
> rm file 2> /dev/null

Thanks for the suggestion, but such an option already exists
for a very long time (if not even since day one).

>From "info coreutils 'rm invocation'":

       Ignore nonexistent files and missing operands, and never prompt
       the user.  Ignore any previous `--interactive' (`-i') option.

The -f option is one of those mandated by POSIX:

Therefore, I'm tagging this as "not a bug" and I'm marking it as done.

Have a nice day,

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