I have just installed fedora 16. I want to rm to a directory. Specifically rm -r directory from root. I am familiar with Unix , Unix like, and linux unix like. I have not seen this behavior with other unices. I have looked at the manual page for syntax and it appears that I am syntactically correct. Here's what it is doing.
[CODE[root@alex opt]# ls
[root@alex opt]# rm -r jre1.6.0_31
rm: descend into directory `jre1.6.0_31'? y
rm: descend into directory `jre1.6.0_31/man'? y
rm: remove directory `jre1.6.0_31/man/man1'? y
rm: remove directory `jre1.6.0_31/man'? y
rm: descend into directory `jre1.6.0_31/lib'? really, doesn't -r = recursively
Thanks in advance!