Bug 145564

Summary: rm removes directories by default
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mike <lsomike>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Mike 2005-01-19 14:31:05 EST
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Description of problem:
From the "rm" man page:

       rm [OPTION]... FILE...

This  manual  page documents the GNU version of rm.  rm removes each
specified file.  By default, it does not remove directories.

but in acutal practice it happily removes directories as follows:

$ mkdir dir1
$ mkdir dir2
$ mkdir dir3
$ touch dir1/file1
$ touch dir2/file1
$ touch dir3/file1
$ rm -rv *
removed `dir1/file1'
removed directory: `dir1'
removed `dir2/file1'
removed directory: `dir2'
removed `dir3/file1'
removed directory: `dir3'

$ alias
alias l.='ls -d .* --color=tty'
alias ll='ls -l --color=tty'
alias ls='ls --color=tty'
alias mc='. /usr/share/mc/bin/mc-wrapper.sh'
alias vi='vim'
alias which='alias | /usr/bin/which --tty-only --read-alias --show-dot

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.build tree of files/directories
2.issue "rm -r *"

Actual Results:  directories are removed

Expected Results:  files should be removed but directoies shouldn't
according to the documentation.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike 2005-01-19 15:36:01 EST
Nevermind, my concern seems to be a brain fart on my part.

Regards, Mike Klinke