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Re: rm -v versus rmdir -v

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: rm -v versus rmdir -v
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 09:10:08 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> rm -v reports to stdout as expected.
> rmdir -v reports to stderr, which I had not expected.
> It seems that these should be made to report to the same stream;
> I would prefer non-errors from -v to go to stdout.

Thanks for reporting that.
It's on the TODO list in coreutils-5.0:

See if we can be consistent about where --verbose sends its output:
  These all send --verbose output to stdout:
    head, tail, rm, cp, mv, ln, chmod, chown, chgrp, install, ln
  These send it to stderr:
    shred mkdir split
  readlink is different

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