removing a file with hyphens
perl at aaroncrane.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 15:59:18 BST 2007
> David Cantrell writes:
> > Additionally, -delete seems to be a GNUism.
> I encountered it on FreeBSD before it was added to GNU, but it may have
> been somewhere else first. So where _did_ it come from then?
As near as I can make out from http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi, it first
appeared in FreeBSD 2.2, in March 1997. As you pointed out, GNU findutils
reimplemented it in late 2004. Mac OS X and DragonFlyBSD were derived from
later versions of FreeBSD, so it's available in those, too. None of the
other Unixes seem to have picked it up, including the other BSDs.
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