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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
* Major changes in release 5.1.0 (2003-12-21):
** New features
chgrp, chmod, chown, and rm accept the new options:
--preserve-root, --no-preserve-root (default)
rm -rf / limitation is from Solaris
Posted Apr 4, 2009 9:10 UTC (Sat) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
That extra switch is nice. However according to the coreutils changelog, --preserver-root was made the default of rm on 2006-02-09 (didn't check to which version it applies).
That 2004 blog entry is after the Solaris guys successfully changed POSIX, which I assume takes its own extra time.
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