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Re: privacy function for deleting cookies, history, etc. [SNIPPET INCLUDED]

On 05/02/2019 11:00 -0500, Boruch Baum wrote:

> On 2019-02-05 02:34, Filipp Gunbin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 04/02/2019 13:28 -0500, Boruch Baum wrote:
>> >>  And how is rm -f better than emacs's delete-file?
>> >
>> > The edge case of a file somehow getting minor-level protection.
>> What do you mean by minor-level protection?
> An errant chmod -w

Are you implying that if a user removes write permissions from a file,
then emacs's delete-file won't delete it?  But it will.  `-f' should
only suppress prompting and handling nonexistent files.

I guess that delete-file will issue the same system calls as rm.  But
for delete-file you don't need to specify path, or make emacs search for
a command in "exec-path".