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update for rmdir

From: Nico Schottelius
Subject: update for rmdir
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 00:37:48 +0200

Hello again!

I discussed that some time with Bob Proulx, no I want your opinion about

my thoughts:

Most of the gnu tools like ls, cp, rm, grep, chmod, chown, ... have the
option -r or -R
included. Why not rmdiring recursivly ?

If a directory only includes other directories, we could remove all of
them with
rmdir -r first-directory/

Bob mailed this small shell script to me, that does what I mean:

  if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
    echo 'Error: missing arguments' 1>&2
    echo 'Usage: rmdirtree file [file ...]' 1>&2
    exit 1
  find "$@" -depth -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir

But in fact, why should we not integrate it into rmdir ?
All the other tools have -r, this is inconstant.



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