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Use OS 9 to delete huge files that OS X won't delete
Authored by: macevangelist on Mar 16, '04 11:59:11AM
-f is for 'shut up and delete'. From man rm:

     -f          Attempt to remove the files without prompting for confirma-
                 tion, regardless of the file's permissions.  If the file does
                 not exist, do not display a diagnostic message or modify the
                 exit status to reflect an error.  The -f option overrides any
                 previous -i options.


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Use OS 9 to delete huge files that OS X won't delete
Authored by: enigmamf on Mar 16, '04 01:34:25PM

Force is a good mnemonic, whereas "shut up and delete" is, uh, not.



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Use OS 9 to delete huge files that OS X won't delete
Authored by: macevangelist on Mar 17, '04 11:16:51AM

when using the -f flag every question about privileges is being answered with yes and errors are not prompted to the screen. how does that have anything to do with "force"?



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