the pause that removes

prad prad at
Thu Mar 12 22:37:21 PDT 2009

one of the neat things i've found about freebsd vs linux is the
'instantaneous' rm.

when you remove a large file or a substantial directory, freebsd does
it right away ard you get your prompt back, while with every linux i've
tried, you wait and wait and wait.

i presume freebsd just takes the pointer to the file out so it can be
overwritten, while may be the linuxes fill stuff with zeros or
something like that??

is this instantaneity a result of the ufs file system vs say ext3 or

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