rmdir (2) doesn't remove <path> ending with /.

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Sat Jul 30 07:08:09 PDT 2005

On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 04:28:37PM +0300, Yury Tarasievich wrote:
> Just noticed with yesterday's checkout and firefox build process. Retuns 
> "invalid argument". Throwing quick removal of trailing '/.' into calling code 
> helped but is it really meant to be so - is trailing dot qualified as 
> "content"?

To quote SUSv3:
     The  meaning of deleting pathname /dot is unclear, because the name
of the file (directory) in the parent directory to be removed is not
clear, particularly
     in the presence of multiple links to a directory.


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