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## Re: dired mode recursive delete

 From: Kevin Rodgers Subject: Re: dired mode recursive delete Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:11:41 -0600 User-agent: Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 (Macintosh/20070509)

Richard Stallman wrote:

I'm uneasy about top' vs. t as the default: when I'm prompted "Recursive delete of SUBDIR? ", I expect that if I answer "yes"
    that I'll be prompted for SUBDIR's subdirectories as well.



I interpret "recursive" as an explanation of why I'm being prompted: the
directory has a subdirectory, and deleting the directory in toto is
therefore a recursive operation.


So I think it is clear that you're saying yes to all the levels.


But my experience with the Unix rm command leads me to expect that
when I respond affirmatively that I am only saying yes to this level:

-bash-2.05b$mkdir -p /tmp/foo/bar -bash-2.05b$ touch /tmp/foo/bar/baz
-bash-2.05b$\rm -ri /tmp/foo examine files in directory /tmp/foo? y examine files in directory /tmp/foo/bar? y remove /tmp/foo/bar/baz? y remove /tmp/foo/bar? y remove /tmp/foo? y -bash-2.05b$

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Kevin Rodgers

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