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From "eric baldeschwieler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-431) default behaviour of dfsShell -rm should resemble 'rm -i', not 'rm -rf'
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2006 22:46:14 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-431?page=comments#action_12427048 ] 
            
eric baldeschwieler commented on HADOOP-431:
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I'd support a -r command to remove a directory.  A lot of user commands may not be on reduce
directories, so I don't think it is true that EVERY logical file is a subdirectory.

That said, I also like the idea of differentiating between removing one directory and removing
lots of them.  What about requiring -rr if you really mean to do a deep recursive delete?

-i seems like overkill to me.

> default behaviour of dfsShell -rm should resemble 'rm -i', not 'rm -rf'
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-431
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-431
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Yoram Arnon
>
> when using hadoop dfs -rm <path> the behaviour is like that of rm -rf.
> That's very dangerous.
> A better behaviour would require a confirmation and allow removal of files only by default.
Optional flags would allow recursive and forced deleted.

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