ant-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 22632] - Delete follows symbolic links to directories
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2003 13:50:38 GMT
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, BUT PLEASE POST YOUR BUG 
RELATED COMMENTS THROUGH THE WEB INTERFACE AVAILABLE AT
<http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22632>.
ANY REPLY MADE TO THIS MESSAGE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED AND 
INSERTED IN THE BUG DATABASE.

http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22632

Delete follows symbolic links to directories





------- Additional Comments From brian.compton@wmg.com  2003-08-25 13:50 -------
Yes, but I would go a step further. It seems to me that the safest option 
should be the default, so in a unix/linux environment where symlinks are 
supported, <delete dir="xxx"> should act exactly like "rm -rf xxx" which would 
reliably remove the directory including any symlinks, but does not delete 
anything pointed to by the symlink. 

If for some reason, someone DOES NOT want to delete symlinks if the exist or 
they want to follow symlinks and delete files, they should have to choose that 
option. It should not be the default.

Thanks!

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@ant.apache.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@ant.apache.org


Mime
View raw message