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bug#12400: rmdir runs "amok", users "curse" GNU...(as rmdir has no optio

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: bug#12400: rmdir runs "amok", users "curse" GNU...(as rmdir has no option to stay on 1 file system)...
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:32:49 -0700
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retitle 12400 rmdir: add --one-file-system option
severity 12400 wishlist
tags 12400 wontfix

(triaging old bugs)


On 2012-09-09 11:22 p.m., Bob Proulx wrote:
Linda Walsh wrote:
If you are going to only provide 1 mode of functionality, it should
be to only rmdir dirs on the same file system as the starting args.

But rmdir only removes the directories you tell it to remove.


If you want a recursive option why not use 'rm -rf'?

There is always 'find' with the -delete option.  But regardless there
has been the find -exec option.

   find /some/path -type d -delete

   find /some/path -depth -type d -exec rmdir {} +

With no further comments in 6 years, I'm closing this

 - assaf

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