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Re: [PATCH] rm: new option (-d) to remove empty directories

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rm: new option (-d) to remove empty directories
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:10:02 -0700
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On 01/23/2012 05:22 AM, Krzysztof Goj wrote:
> It was raised in the Google+ discussion that -d flag has been added to
> BSD code base in 1990.
> I checked the man pages of FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X and
> the -d option is there.

That's the most convincing argument for adding this, even though it is
somewhat redundant with rmdir(1).

> I attach output of `git format-patch --stdout -1`, you can also
> get the changes from my github (,
> rm-d branch).

Thanks; right now, the biggest remaining hurdle is copyright assignment.
 I will send you details off-list to get that started.

> This is my first patch to the coreutils, so please review it carefully.

I won't review it until your assignment is in place (so as not to taint
myself if we have to reimplement it from scratch).

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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