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Re: Problem with tidy when directory is empty

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Problem with tidy when directory is empty
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:26:39 +0200 (MEST)

I have checked this and rmdirs=true is defined in the documentation to
remove all empty directories. rmdirs=sub removes only sub-directories.

I also found a type bug and a recoding subtlety that might cause 
this to behave incorrectly.
This will be fixed in the next release. Snapshot available from the


On  9 Jun, Predrag Zecevic - Solaris System Administrator wrote:
> Hi all,
> it seems that cfEngine 2.1.6 on Solaris 9 (SPARC) removes more than it 
> is needed when using 'tidy' with option 'rmdirs=true' and directory is 
> empty:
> -------------------------------------------------------------- <conf> ---
> tidy:
>    solaris::
>       /var/tmp                                        pattern=*     
> rmdirs=true      recurse=inf age=5   type=mtime
> -------------------------------------------------------------- </conf> ---
> This code above ( file) resulted in removal of /var/tmp directory 
> at the moment when it was empty...
> On Solaris, it is not desirable to remove that directory...
> Bug or feature of rmdirs option?
> Best regards ;-)

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