[jp] Cannot delete/home/bob/.jpilot/Backup/Archive_2003-xx-xxfiles

Edgar Bonet edgar at edgar-bonet.org
Mon Mar 24 09:27:19 EST 2003


> > No. The -R option in chown means recursion. Recursion appplied to a
> > directory means that the command will act on the directory and on
> > EVERYTHING (regardless of its name) that is BELOW (never above) it.
> 
> 	. and .. are "below" the current directory, yet represent the cwd
> and the parent, so you recurse into the parent.

Well, on Linux .. is above, not below the current directory. At least
for the purpose of defining "recursion". It may be different on other
unices.

> It does happen, try it.

I tried before posting, with GNU fileutils 4.1 and glibc 2.2.4.

> 	This is way off topic at this point

Agree.

Edgar.



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