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Re: ls showing deleted file, sorta

From: Tyler Mitchell
Subject: Re: ls showing deleted file, sorta
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 08:08:42 -0700

> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 02:17:42PM -0700, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> > I delete a log file like:
> > $ rm /var/log/postmaster.log
> It doesn't say "No such file or directory", so I'm puzzled.  Is rm
> aliased to 'rm -f'?

Sorry, I wasn't clear.  postmaster.log did exist.  The rm was truly 
deleting a file at this stage.

> Do you have ls aliased to something else?  Please do
> $ alias
> and tell us if, for example, ls is aliased to 'ls -L'.  -L makes ls show
> the symlink destination in ls -l.

No alias.

> > Hope this helps improve the product.  This is Cygwin, Windows 2000.
> You can't improve Windows, I think.  You'd need the source to do that,
> or in a pinch a sledgehammer.

Well, it's still unix with GNU fileutils on it :)

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