[klibc] [PATCH] simple rm command

Russell King rmk+klibc at arm.linux.org.uk
Sun Sep 5 20:29:32 PDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 08:16:20PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> 'rm -rf /' for klibc
> Doesnt comply to the standard, but does the job.
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/rm.html

I'd argue that any standard utilities should comply with POSIX - that
is the approach I took with all the other klibc support utilities.

The reason I took this approach is that I've used busybox.  It's
extremely annoying and frustrating when you come across commands
which refuse to behave correctly for one reason or another.

I suggest that if we're going to be implementing less functionality
than POSIX, that the differences are documented somewhere so it can
be fixed later if required.

Russell King
 Linux kernel    2.6 ARM Linux   - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
 maintainer of:  2.6 PCMCIA      - http://pcmcia.arm.linux.org.uk/
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