Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Recreating the directory only happens on WIN32, where rmdir doesn't
> > allow you to only delete files and subdirectories and not the parent
> > directory.  Non-Win32 does rm -rf dir/*.
> I think we should forget about invoking rm as a subprocess at all, and
> just do the recursive directory walk and unlinks for ourselves.  We
> already have code to do this for copy in copydir.c, and unlink would not
> be any longer.  We will probably be forced into implementing database
> removal for ourselves rather than by 'rm' hacks anyway as soon as
> tablespaces come to pass; so why contort initdb's behavior for a very
> transient implementation savings?

If we want to do that, fine, but I don't want to force the change just
for Win32.

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