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Re: How to make `mv the hard way' fail
- From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at efn dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 18:08:42 -0800
- Subject: Re: How to make `mv the hard way' fail
- Organization: bs"d
- References: <010201c4e0ac$62abcec0$210110ac@NEEEEEEE>
On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 06:40:46PM -0600, Ben Wing wrote:
> 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
> the original.
The windows MOVE command appears to do what you want.
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