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dpns-rm - remove DPNS files or directories in the name server
dpns-rm [-a] [-f] [-i] filename... dpns-rm [-f] [-i] -r dirname...
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.
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.
This program returns 0 if the operation was successful or >0 if the operation failed.
Castor_limits(4), dpns_rmdir(3), dpns_unlink(3)
LCG Grid Deployment Team