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bug#4739: marked as done (23.1.50; recursive delete fails)

From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#4739: marked as done (23.1.50; recursive delete fails)
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 20:40:06 +0000

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and subject line Re: 23.1.50; recursive delete fails
has caused the Emacs bug report #4739,
regarding 23.1.50; recursive delete fails
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 23.1.50; recursive delete fails Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:02:45 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)
In the following situation Emacs signals an error:

$ mkdir -p /tmp/test
$ ln -s /tmp /tmp/test
$ emacs -Q /tmp

Now move point to the 'test' directory, type 'D' and confirm that you
want to delete the directory recursively.  An error message appears in
the echo area:
(file-error Removing directory Not a directory /tmp/test/tmp)

In GNU Emacs (i486-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.2)
 of 2009-10-13 on turtle
(Sorry for not checking a newer version -- Savannah appears to be down,
 so I cannot upgrade ATM.)

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--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: 23.1.50; recursive delete fails Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 16:32:12 -0400
> Here is a patch that should fix this issue by testing whether the
> /tmp/test/tmp subdirectory is actually a symlink.  It uses the same
> trick as the dired-delete-file function to test for that condition:

Thanks.  The patch looks good, and I've checked it in.

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