strange behavior of 'rm'

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Sun Aug 15 11:46:21 EDT 2010

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 03:56, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> I'm mystified too.  But it doesn't happen when I try it on os851 on
> XO-1.5 ...
> 1.  the file can be deleted by user olpc in Terminal and stays deleted
> until Sugar restart, (an rm -f works, then an rm -f fails with "No such
> file or directory),
> 2.  the file can be deleted by user root in text console and stays
> deleted until Sugar restart.

Some git grep turned out this:

    def _write_favorites_file(self):
        path = env.get_profile_path('favorite_activities')
        favorites_data = {'defaults-mtime': self._last_defaults_mtime,
                          'favorites': self._favorite_bundles}
        simplejson.dump(favorites_data, open(path, 'w'), indent=1)

I know this seems counter-intuitive to lots of engineers, but reading
code actually ends up saving time.



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