Explain Shell

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 12:11:39 MDT 2013


Maybe a BSD thing?


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM, John Shaver <bobjohnbob at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, rm doesn't have a -P option on any of my systems.  From what I can
> find its a mac OSX thing?  That seems to be fine to me, although maybe they
> could add an option to switch between different types of systems.
>
> I did, however, find that it gets confused by backticks, which might be
> confusing for someone who doesn't know what they are, but I could just copy
> out the contents of the backticks as a separate query to see what that does
> and then... yeah it would work but not very convenient.
>
> Thank You,
>
> John Shaver
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Andy Bradford <amb-plugg at bradfords.org>
> > wrote:
> > > Not so useful after all...
> > >
> > > http://explainshell.com/explain/rm?args=-P+%2Ftmp%2Fjunk
> >
> > my version of rm doesn't have a -P option.
> > rm (GNU coreutils) 8.20
> >
> > I don't see how it's "No so useful".  Your example shows it's even more
> > useful.
> >
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