Man page of DPNS-RM
Section: DPNS User Commands (1)
Updated: $Date: 2011/11/04 11:57:00 $
Return to Main Contents
dpns-rm - remove DPNS files or directories in the name server
removes DPNS files or directories in the name server.
For directories either
must be present.
For regular files, it calls
while for directories, it calls
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
option is not given, the prompt "override write protection" appears and if the
response is not
the entry is not deleted.
Entries directly under a protected directory are never deleted.
specifies the DPNS pathname.
does not start with
it is prefixed by the content of the
The following options are supported:
information about a file
information about the replicas that it may have.
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.
Do not give an error message if the file/directory does not exist.
Request acknowledge before removing each individual entry.
Recursive mode (equivalent to
This program returns 0 if the operation was successful or >0 if the operation
LCG Grid Deployment Team
- EXIT STATUS
- SEE ALSO
This document was created by
using the manual pages.
Time: 17:38:09 GMT, December 16, 2011