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Re: bug while using rm ...

From: Gaël Le Mignot
Subject: Re: bug while using rm ...
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 23:12:50 +0100
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23 Nov 2002 21:58:45 +0100, tu as dit : 

 > Hello,
 > I send something that looks like a bug found ... using rm.

 > Now, we want to delete it with rm -R;
 > a) $ rm -R foo     // it works as expected.
 > b) $ rm -R foo/    // error like below
 > rm: cannot remove 'foo/': Invalid argument

 > Can you reproduce it ? What is the problem ?

It's a known bug, when using "rm foo/" rm contacts the node foo and asks it
to remove "./" which, of course, doesn't work. When you use "rm foo" rm 
contacts . and asks it to remove "./foo" which can work. Well, at least it's
what I understood.

I'm not sure where the fix should be (in libc ? in the program rm ?)

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