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RE: B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd []
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 1:24 AM
> To: cygwin users
> Subject: Re: B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)
> --- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <> wrote:
> --8<--
> > Is there any other point that's been missed?  
> --8<--
> Can you think of others besides mv?  cp is out of the running 
> as you can't copy
> a file ontop of itself and in win32 foo and Foo are the same file.

Yes, *any* program that looks at inode numbers to determine if two files
are the same. 

If I correctly understand this thread it seems the problem is that under
cygwin Foo and foo have different inode numbers :-<; why not base the
inode number for a file to its first sector (or cluster) number? (I know
this is simple in FAT, its in the directory entry, and it should be
quite readily available under NTFS also).

Just my $.02...


Bernard Dautrevaux
Microprocess Ingéniérie
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