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bug#16862: Feature Request for rm

From: Marc Perkel
Subject: bug#16862: Feature Request for rm
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:42:50 -0800
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Wow! I'm blind - thanks!

On 2/23/2014 10:28 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
severity 16862 wishlist
close 16862

Hello Marc,

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
The 'rm' program already handles this feature using the -f option.  It
is a standard idiom.  Instead of -q you want -f.

   rm -f file

This is much better than 'rm file 2> /dev/null' because errors are
properly reported to the caller.

The documentation says:

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

Since this is a standard feature I am marking the ticket closed.
Please feel free to add further discussion into the bug log.


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