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Re: --purge and log/spool files

On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 05:26:15PM +0200, Florent Rougon wrote:
> Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Note that there was a relevant thread on -devel around about last
> > October.  Someone complained that their thesis was in /var/log/apache/
> > and was deleted when they purged the package.  As such, you might
> > consider something like rm -f /var/log/apache/{access,error}.log*;
> Warning: this type of globbing is not supported by the POSIX shell.
> Therefore, it is not suitable for /bin/sh. You can write a for loop, or

Good solution.

> use "#! /bin/bash".

Less good solution...

In this case, with only 2 different alternatives, the best solution
would probably be:

rm -f /var/log/apache/access.log* /var/log/apache/error.log*

Regards: David Weinehall
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