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From "Bertrand Dechoux (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8791) rm "Only deletes non empty directory and files."
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:50:09 GMT

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Bertrand Dechoux commented on HADOOP-8791:
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I have to confess that I am a bit lost.
* currently (1.0.3) the rm delete only files (no directory, empty or not)
* a rmdir command has been added to the trunk(cool)
* rmr is still around in the trunk but a -r  option was added to rm

What is the difference between rmr and rm -r, then? And if there is such an option, I assume
that the rm command will once again delete directories? It should be carefully documented.

@Jing : You should add the -r option in the command description too for the trunk.
=> dfs -rm [-r] [-skipTrash] 
                
> rm "Only deletes non empty directory and files."
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8791
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8791
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.3, 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Bertrand Dechoux
>            Assignee: Jing Zhao
>              Labels: documentation
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8791-branch-1.001.patch, HADOOP-8791-branch-1.patch, HADOOP-8791-branch-1.patch,
HADOOP-8791-trunk.001.patch, HADOOP-8791-trunk.patch, HADOOP-8791-trunk.patch
>
>
> The documentation (1.0.3) is describing the opposite of what rm does.
> It should be  "Only delete files and empty directories."
> With regards to file, the size of the file should not matter, should it?
> OR I am totally misunderstanding the semantic of this command and I am not the only one.

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