Shortening the rope
Posted Apr 11, 2009 20:55 UTC (Sat) by email@example.com
Parent article: Shortening the rope
Ubuntu developers did not change the default for --preserve-root. This change was made upstream in GNU coreutils, and we inherited it from them via Debian. This should be fairly clear from this comment.
From the coreutils ChangeLog:
2006-09-02 Paul Eggert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* src/rm.c (usage, main): --preserve-root is now the default.
I assume that the same happened in Fedora, and will be true of any distribution shipping a modern version of coreutils.
For what it's worth, I personally think the change is appropriate, but it is incorrect to attribute the change to Ubuntu developers.
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