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I fail to see why this is useful. you can't do anything in the directory
afterwards.

bash# mkdir foobar
bash# cd foobar/
bash# ls
bash# rmdir .
bash# touch foooooo
touch: foooooo: Operation not permitted
bash# ls

Whats the point of it?

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> Hello Al,
>
> why `rmdir .` is been deprecated in 2.4.x? I wrote software that depends on
> `rmdir .` to work (it's local software only for myself so I don't care that it
> may not work on unix) and I'm getting flooded by failing cronjobs since I put
> 2.4.0 on such machine. `rmdir .` makes perfect sense, the cwd dentry remains
> pinned by me until I `cd ..`, when it gets finally deleted from disk. I'd like
> if we could resurrect such fine feature (adapting userspace is just a few liner
> but that isn't the point). Comments?
>
> Andrea
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