When will os.remove fail?

Jon Ribbens jon+usenet at unequivocal.eu
Tue Mar 14 11:27:37 EDT 2017


On 2017-03-14, Lele Gaifax <lele at metapensiero.it> wrote:
> Jon Ribbens <jon+usenet at unequivocal.eu> writes:
>>>    Otherwise,  if  a file is unwritable, standard input is a terminal, and
>>>    the -f or --force  option  is  not  given,  or  the  -i  or  --interac‐
>>>    tive=always  option is given, rm prompts the user for whether to remove
>>>    the file.  If the response is not affirmative, the file is skipped.
>>
>> Yes, this describes the behaviour if you specify -I or -i,
>> as I mentioned - not if you don't specify either of those options.
>
> English is not my native language, but that's not how I understand that
> paragraph: if -i is given, it always ask, regardless the writable bit,
> otherwise it does when f is readonly and no -f is given.

You're understanding that paragraph correctly, but are
misunderstanding what I wrote - I didn't disagree with
what you're saying.


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