[MERGE] bzr rm should delete the working file (Bug #82602)

Joseph Wakeling joseph.wakeling at webdrake.net
Fri Feb 16 15:58:56 GMT 2007

Marius Kruger wrote:
> but IMHO if we are giving rm and remove different meanings,
> we are opening the door to confusion and chaos.
> I'm not totally against it, but it looks too confusing to me. 

That confusion only arises if you insist on the rm command being
identical to svn and you assume it is a real inconvenience for the user
to get their head round it being slightly different to this or to unix
rm.  It's surely not so difficult.

Why not maintain the rm/remove commands as they are, but add a flag that
indicates the desire to remove the working copy?

Better to protect the user against the danger you describe of
unthinkingly removing data, than against the (minor) frustration of
unversioning a file but having to use another command to get rid of the
working copy as well.

    -- Joe

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