rm/unlink and `how to find out who i am'

Rahul Siddharthan rsidd at online.fr
Sat Apr 2 10:42:06 PST 2005

>> Why should that `not happen here'? Neither unlink nor rm should
>> be called as unlink////. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding.
>That's exactly the reason why. It doesn't matter if they are called
>/tmp/unlink////, because some stupid caller didn't include the final
>rm (/tmp/unlink////rm).

I thought a slash (/) is the one character that cannot be part of a
filename?  So unlink//// cannot possibly be the name by which rm is
being called, surely?


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