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09:36 pm, 12 Dec 06

confusing error message

$ ls -ld t && rm -rf t
drwx------ 3 martine martine 4096 2006-12-12 21:34 t
rm: cannot chdir from `t' to `user_home_path': Permission denied


...eh?


(The answer: apparently t had a subdir named user_home_path that wasn't executable and rm couldn't handle it.)