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If I have symbolic links in some subtree of my directories and decide to recursively removed a driectory and its contents, will that remove items symbolically linked in the tree?

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Belongs on Super User. –  millimoose Dec 16 '12 at 0:36
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Doesn't really need to be on Super User; it is a question about a program used in shell programming, and as such is on topic for Stack Overflow. –  Jonathan Leffler Dec 16 '12 at 3:41
    
Read the manual, do some experiments. –  vonbrand Jan 23 '13 at 19:03

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From the man file

$ man rm

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The rm utility removes symbolic links, not the files referenced by the links.
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Version OS X 10.8.2

Look this SuperUser question.

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