dpns-rm man page

DPNS-RM(1) DPNS User Commands DPNS-RM(1)

dpns-rm - remove DPNS files or directories in the name server

[1mdpns-rm [22m[[1m-a[22m] [[1m-f[22m] [[1m-i[22m] [4mfilename[24m...

[1mdpns-rm [22m[[1m-f[22m] [[1m-i[22m] [1m-r [4m[22mdirname[24m...

[1mdpns-rm [22mremoves DPNS files or directories in the name server. For
directories either [1m-r [22mor [1m-R [22mmust be present. For regular files, it
calls [1mdpns_unlink [22mwhile for directories, it calls [1mdpns_rmdir[22m.

This requires write permission in the parent directory and the file
itself. If write permission on an entry is denied, the standard input
is a terminal and the [1m-f [22moption is not given, the prompt "override
write protection" appears and if the response is not [1my[22m, the entry is
not deleted. Entries directly under a protected directory are never

[4mpath[24m specifies the DPNS pathname. If [4mpath[24m does not start with [1m/[22m, it
is prefixed by the content of the [1mDPNS_HOME [22menvironment vari-

The following options are supported:

[1m-a [22mRemove the [1mmetadata [22minformation about a file [1mand [22mthe [1mmetadata[0m
information about the replicas that it may have. [1mRemember [22mthat
this is a metadata-only operation, it does not remove the repli-
cas physically from the disk. Removing metadata entries about
replicas without removing the replicas from the disks leads to
non-reachable files on disk. Applies only to files, not direc-

[1m-f [22mDo not give an error message if the file/directory does not

[1m-i [22mRequest acknowledge before removing each individual entry.

[1m-R [22mRecursive mode (equivalent to [1m-r[22m).

[1m-r [22mRecursive mode.

This program returns 0 if the operation was successful or >0 if the
operation failed.

[1mSEE ALSO[0m
[1mCastor_limits(4)[22m, [1mdpns_rmdir(3)[22m, [1mdpns_unlink(3)[0m

[1mLCG Grid Deployment [22mTeam

DPNS $Date: 2011/11/04 11:57:00 $ DPNS-RM(1)