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Re: mv directories to new partition; rm directories

On Sun, Aug 10, 1997 at 05:21:23PM -0400, Scott K. Ellis wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Gary L. Dolan wrote:
> > When I attempted to remove (as root) an old subdirectory under
> > /usr/local using  'rm -d', I got an "Operation not permitted"
> > response. The info reference on 'rm' gives the '-d' option.
> You ABSOLUTLY NEVER want to use the -d option to rm.  That will seriously
> corrupt your filesystem (it deletes the directory inode without deleting
> the files in the directory).  The proper way to remove a directory and its
 > comments is 'rm -rf <dirname>'
Thanks for the information. If this is really a *bad* idea, it ought not
to be in the info program as a viable option to rm without some explanation.

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