Bill Hacker wbh at
Thu Feb 14 10:26:17 PST 2008

Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
Oliver Fromme wrote:
But the question was to find such all such files in a directory tree,
not just in the current directory.
No, the original question mentioned only a single directory.
Someone lese then asked about a directory tree.
My mistake, sorry.  I took the example from the unix hater's handbook
where the question is of a directory tree (which is why the writer
tries to use find), but paraphrased it sloppily.
This is getting comical!

The *original* task was to delete all files in a single subdir.


But w/o panicing a running IMAP daemon that might want to add a few new 
ones during the process.

It was, after all, a Maildir/.Trash folder..

My Forth-legacy inclination would have been to simply bitch-slap the 
relevant inode(s) and tell them to forget whatever-TF they thought they 

But BSD was probably never that simple...

No Joys, no toys...



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