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    SubjectRe: 'core' (patch)
    On Fri, Feb 11, 2000 at 11:22:51AM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > I think it would be "nice" to change the kernel directory name,
    > presently "core", to "Core".

    > - rm -f core `find . -type f -name '.*.flags' -print`
    > + rm -f Core `find . -type f -name '.*.flags' -print`

    You see, many older versions of rm will give an error message
    when called without argument:

    # rm -f
    Usage: rm [-dfirvR] [--directory] [--force] [--interactive] [--recursive]
    [--verbose] path...

    So, a construction like
    rm -f core `find stuff`
    is meant to make sure that rm has at least one argument.
    This is not the directory name, but a dummy filename,
    chosen such that we don't mind if it is actually removed.

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