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safe-rm(8)

Aliases: safe-rmdir(8)

aaa_base

openSUSE Base Package

NAME

safe-rm - delete files a bit more safely
safe-rmdir - delete empty directories a bit more safely

SYNOPSIS

safe-rm /path/to/file
safe-rmdir /path/to/directory

DESCRIPTION

safe-rm deletes files specified with an absolute path
name. Files specified with symbolic links in the path name will not be erased.
safe-rmdir deletes directories specified with an absolute
path name. Directories specified with symbolic links in the path name will not be erased.

RETURNS

safe-rm and safe-rmdir returns a non zero return code when it can not erase the file safely.

NOTE

These commands are used by the system cleanup cron jobs.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

SuSE Linux AG
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