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SubjectRe: UNIX Compatibility
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On Don, 2011-05-26 at 08:07 -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote: 
> On Thu, 26 May 2011 13:30:39 +0200, Bernd Petrovitsch said:
>
> > Or take the "unlink a directory gives EPERM" example: why is it
> > specified with an errno that indicates that the user is not allowed to
> > remove it (and not that the sys-call is the wrong one).
>
> Because on some old Unix's, it wasn't the wrong syscall...

Oh well, I'm probably too young for that ....

> RATIONALE
>
> Unlinking a directory is restricted to the superuser in many historical
> implementations for reasons given in link() (see also rename()).
>
> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/unlink.html

So someone changes the semantics of the unlink() sys-call (obviously in
some compatible, standards-compliant way) as it no longer unlinks
directories but it is not possible to define the returned errno for
the new error case to something sane?

What did I miss?

Bernd
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