From: Sylvan Butler
Subject: Re: OT: Patent-Compatible TIFF Viewer for IE5.50 ???
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 17:33:58 -0600
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On Tue, 24 Sep 2002 05:40:33 GMT, Greg Pierce wrote:
> uninstall shield and it says "Some parts of this program will have to be
> removed manually", or some such crap. Run rpm -u on Linux, or pkgrm on
> a Solaris box (other UNIXes have similar things, and most have GUIs),
> and it removes the program. No fuss, and no scouring your HD for
> orphaned files :-)
Well, sort of.
Windows cannot delete a file that is in use. The uninstaller could
schedule the files to be deleted in the future (either via the
scheduler or at the next reboot) but was either too stupid or felt
that removing files the user had created in those directories was
not a good idea.
Linux will delete an in-use file from the directory, but the inode
and space is still reserved until whatever is using it, closes it.
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