On 10/18/2016 03:50 PM, Reuti wrote: >>> >>> 1) thinking either rmdir shouldn't generate an error or mkdir should >>> >>> mkdir -p a/../b # no error > >> a needs to be created, >> a/.. already exists, so it silently does nothing, >> a/../b needs to be created > >>> rmdir -p a/../b # error, but a & b removed > >> a/../b needs to be removed, >> a/.. needs to be removed, but you can't do that, >> at this point, POSIX is fuzzy whether to attempt to remove 'a', or to >> give up since 'a/..' was already an error; but obviously coreutils >> removes 'a' > > What version of core-utils shows this behavior. In the latest one it's not > removed AFAICS.
Hmm, you're right. I was going off the (incorrect) comment in the text above, rather than actually testing it; so it looks like coreutils gives up on the first error, rather than trying to remove a. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com +1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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