[lkml]   [1997]   [Aug]   [6]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: rmdir(".") works, and causes havoc
    In article <>,
    John Kodis <> wrote:
    >On Mon, Aug 04, 1997 at 09:23:24AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >> I'll probably just have to add a test for "." and ".." by hand to rmdir().
    >> Sad, because it _could_ be potentially useful, it's just not allowed in
    >> POSIX.
    >You could follow the precident set by the FSF. Allow the new enhanced
    >behavior by default, but provide a switch, for example:
    > $ echo "1" > /proc/POSIXLY_CORRECT
    >To force the POSIX-mandated brain-damage.

    I much more like the original FSF name which got shafted due to some
    bore complaining about it: "POSIX_ME_HARDER"


     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:40    [W:0.031 / U:84.840 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site