How to determine that if a folder is empty?

Dan Sommers me at
Mon Aug 8 17:08:40 CEST 2005

On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 09:03:39 -0400,
Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, is there an OS out there where you can have the
> permissions needed to delete a directory without having the
> permissions needed to create it appropriately?

Depending on your definition of "out there," yes, some OS's grant those
privileges separately.  Apollo (eventually bought out by HP) Aegis
(mostly like *nix, but just different enough to trip me up again and
again) used to be one.  The more secure the environment, the more likely
certain privileges do *not* imply others.


Dan Sommers

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