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How to make `mv the hard way' fail
- From: "Ben Wing" <ben at 666 dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:40:46 -0600
- Subject: How to make `mv the hard way' fail
Apologies if this is a FAQ.
When I use `mv' on a directory and any file within it happens to be locked
for some reason [e.g. I've opened it in Word], it will try to copy the
entire directory and then delete the original.
I consider this very dangerous behavior to be happening without my
specifically requesting it, and I'd like to make this fail rather than doing
this. Is there any option in Cygwin to disable this? Usually it is very
easy to fix the problem, but I want to be told about it rather than having
to ^C the mv and hope I caught it before it was in the middle of deleting
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