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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       dpns-rm [-a] [-f] [-i] filename...

       dpns-rm [-f] [-i] -r dirname...

DESCRIPTION

       dpns-rm  removes  DPNS files or directories in the name server.  For directories either -r
       or -R must be present.  For regular files, it calls dpns_unlink while for directories,  it
       calls dpns_rmdir.

       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  -f  option  is
       not  given,  the  prompt "override write protection" appears and if the response is not y,
       the entry is not deleted.  Entries directly under a protected directory are never deleted.

       path   specifies the DPNS pathname.  If path does not start with /, it is prefixed by  the
              content of the DPNS_HOME environment variable.

OPTIONS

       The following options are supported:

       -a     Remove the metadata information about a file and the metadata information about the
              replicas that it may have.  Remember that this is  a  metadata-only  operation,  it
              does  not  remove the replicas 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 directories.

       -f     Do not give an error message if the file/directory does not exist.

       -i     Request acknowledge before removing each individual entry.

       -R     Recursive mode (equivalent to -r).

       -r     Recursive mode.

EXIT STATUS

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

SEE ALSO

       Castor_limits(4), dpns_rmdir(3), dpns_unlink(3)

AUTHOR

       LCG Grid Deployment Team