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Re: POSIX says "rm -rf" isn't portable

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: POSIX says "rm -rf" isn't portable
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 21:57:02 -0500
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> However, on rereading the standard I see that Guideline 5 (on the same
> page) says "Options without option-arguments should be accepted when
> grouped behind one '-' delimiter", which obviously requires support
> for "-rf".  So, either I misread Guideline 6 or the standard has a bug
> (possibly both :-).

I think guideline 6 is meant to discourage "make -fmyMakefile", etc.
It could certainly be stated more clearly.


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