symbolic links which are difficult to removeFrom time to time, I’ve had trouble removing a symbolic link. I’d get this:
# rm nz.freebsd.org.old rm: nz.freebsd.org.old/: is a directory
I was told to use the full path. Which I did. And it worked:
# rm /www/nz.freebsd.org.old
I’m also told that this should also work:
# rm ./nz.freebsd.org.old
Then if so, you will remove the target directory 🙁
You had simply to not add a / at the end of the filename
Post Edited (20-12-06 18:47)
But there is no / at the end of the filename…
The Man Behind The Curtain
Yes, you are right. I think I wanted to say:
And if you try ‘rm -r’ you should not add the slash, then you can also remove the symlink only.
rm -r nz.freebsd.org.old
With FreeBSD 6.1 also the ‘rm nz.freebsd.org.old’ works as expected.