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    SubjectRe: rmdir(".") works, and causes havoc
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    In article <19970805192354.39644@jagunet.com>,
    John Kodis <kodis@jagunet.com> 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"

    Linus



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