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Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 18:37:19 +0800
From: Pavel Labushev <>
Subject: Re: recent updates

On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:56:10 +0400
Solar Designer <> wrote:

> if we do it consistently.  BTW, coreutils' rm now has this option, which
> we could use:
>        --preserve-root
>               fail to operate recursively on `/'

It's redundant, in fact:

$ rm -rf /
rm: it is dangerous to operate recursively on '/'
rm: use --no-preserve-root to override this failsafe

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