I thank everyone who got involved with my little wish. I did not mean
for it to explode like this. I am entirely comfortable letting the whole
idea drop since there appears to be little to no support for it. I was
just an idle wish that crossed my mind that I wanted to share.
Again, thank you for reading it and taking the time to respond.
Have a very nice day!
On 2019-09-02 11:22, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
On 9/2/19 10:03 AM, Sami Kerola wrote:
[...] I don't see any problem adding --interactive long
Apart from the --parents option, rmdir(1) is just a simple
wrapper around rmdir(2).
Just recently I've been asked (off-list) why src/true.c needs
to have 80+ lines while 3 lines would be enough.
The case is trivial enough to have some little prompt wrapper around
E.g. a bit contrived but works:
$ xargs -p rmdir DIR </dev/null
rmdir DIR ?...y
c) As Kaz already wrote: it's easy enough to re-create an empty
which has been deleted accidentally.
d) My personal opinion: I'm not in favor of those "do you really want
questions - especially in the case one just explicitly told the tool
to "do XYZ". Similarly, one could argument why not to add it to sleep,
kill, cat, and so on.
Have a nice day,