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Add an option to rm to prevent recursive rm crossing mount points

Added by jorisgio over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Closed
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Start date:
04/13/2013
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Description

With null mounts, rm -r in root can be dangerous. GNU rm as an option for that :

--one-file-system
when removing a hierarchy recursively, skip
any directory that is on a file system differ‐
ent from that of the corresponding command
line argument

Here is an easy patch to add a similar option to rm.

rm.patch View (1.51 KB) jorisgio, 04/13/2013 07:13 AM

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#1 Updated by vsrinivas over 3 years ago

Looks good.

The same logic is already present in du, for example, so it's nice to have it be in all of the base utilities.

#2 Updated by swildner over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to swildner

grab

#3 Updated by swildner over 3 years ago

Pushed, thanks!

#4 Updated by swildner over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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