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From "Jing Zhao (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8791) rm "Only deletes non empty directory and files."
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:05:08 GMT

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Jing Zhao commented on HADOOP-8791:

For trunk, it seems the rm can actually delete both files and directories (with -[rR]). The
rm command also has new -f option. We should address all these new options in the document
for trunk, and I will do that in HADOOP-8841.

For branch-1, the rm only deletes files, so we can change the document based on the above
> 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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