cvs commit: src/bin/rm rm.1 rm.c
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 29 13:59:44 PDT 2005
Doug Barton wrote:
> dougb 2005-09-29 20:40:29 UTC
> FreeBSD src repository
> Modified files:
> bin/rm rm.1 rm.c
> Handle the case where the -P flag is specified for a read-only file
> earlier, and more gracefully. Previously, this combination would be
> ignored early in the code where permissions are tested and fail later
> with a very unhelpful "permission denied" error.
> Instead, test for this flag in the same block that generates the
> "override?" messages for read-only files, but instead of trying
> to guess what the user has in mind, generate an error and exit.
> Update the man page to reflect this new behavior.
> Not objected to by: freebsd-hackers@
> Revision Changes Path
> 1.37 +4 -0 src/bin/rm/rm.1
> 1.53 +5 -4 src/bin/rm/rm.c
Assuming there is no overwhelming bikeshed over this change, I'll request an
MFC prior to 6.0-RELEASE.
I am of course still willing to listen to rational arguments about why this
change might be a bad idea, or could be handled in a better way.
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