lfc-rm man page

LFC-RM(1)                      LFC User Commands                     LFC-RM(1)

[1mNAME[0m
      lfc-rm - remove LFC files or directories in the name server

[1mSYNOPSIS[0m
      [1mlfc-rm [22m[[1m-a[22m] [[1m-f[22m] [[1m-i[22m] [4mfilename[24m...

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

[1mDESCRIPTION[0m
      [1mlfc-rm [22mremoves LFC files or directories in the name server.  For direc-
      tories either [1m-r [22mor [1m-R [22mmust be present.  For regular  files,  it  calls
      [1mlfc_unlink [22mwhile for directories, it calls [1mlfc_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
      deleted.

      [4mpath[24m   specifies the LFC pathname.  If [4mpath[24m does not start with  [1m/[22m,  it
             is prefixed by the content of the [1mLFC_HOME [22menvironment variable.

[1mOPTIONS[0m
      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-
             tories.

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

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

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

      [1m-r     [22mRecursive mode.

[1mEXIT STATUS[0m
      This program returns 0 if the operation was successful  or  >0  if  the
      operation failed.

[1mSEE ALSO[0m
      [1mCastor_limits(4)[22m, [1mlfc_rmdir(3)[22m, [1mlfc_unlink(3)[0m

[1mAUTHOR[0m
      [1mLCG Grid Deployment [22mTeam

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