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Re: B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)
- To: Corinna Vinschen <email@example.com>, Chris Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 11:45:07 -0500
- Cc: David Dagon <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- References: <36FD516F.45299E3E@mindspring.com><19990329005659.A2473@cygnus.com>
At 11:57 AM 3/29/99 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>> I'm not 100% certain (and I can't check right now) but I think that
>> this should not be a problem in recent snapshots. A net contributor
>> supplied a patch to make "inode" generation case-insensitive. That
>> should make mv capable of detecting this problem and disallowing it.
>Yes. `mv foo Foo' only outputs the message
> mv: `foo' and `Foo' are the same file
>in the recent snapshots.
If that's true, how does one rename a file based on case sensitivity only?
On b19 (which as all I have at this location), mv can do this without
complaint or problem...
-rw-r--r-- 1 544 None 0 Mar 29 11:43 foo
TEST_lhall->mv foo Foo
-rw-r--r-- 1 544 None 0 Mar 29 11:43 Foo
Seems a shame if this functionality has been lost...
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. (781) 239-1053
8 Grove Street (781) 239-1655
Wellesley, MA, 02482-7797 http://www.rfk.com
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