This is a discussion on Re: [patch] rm can have undesired side-effects - FreeBSD ; Mike Meyer wrote: > In , Doug Barton typed: >> Simon L. Nielsen wrote: >>> Personally I think rm should do what you ask it to do - if you ask it >>> to overwrite a file which has multiple ...
Mike Meyer wrote:
> In <45466902.5090603@FreeBSD.org>, Doug Barton
>> Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
>>> Personally I think rm should do what you ask it to do - if you ask it
>>> to overwrite a file which has multiple links, well... though luck.
>> It's all well and good to say, "tough luck," but I don't think that's
>> what our users expect.
> I'm a user. It's what I expect.
I would argue that the average reader of the -hackers list is pretty
far on one end or the other of the "FreeBSD Users" bell-shaped curve.
> If I wanted an OS that protected me
> from myself, I wouldn't be running Unix. Please give me the rope I
> need to get the job done. If that happens to be enough that I can hang
> myself, and I sometimes do - well, I got what I asked for. When I want
> to be coddled, I'll run a different OS.
I'm not suggesting taking the rope away from you, I'm suggesting
putting it on another shelf (so to speak).
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