B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Mon Mar 29 15:14:00 GMT 1999

--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall@rfk.com> wrote:
> One person's feature is another's bug!  I guess now I understand what the
> goal of making this change was.  I have to say, for the number of times that
> hard links are used (especially in Win 9x), I can't say that I think the 
> change is for the better.  Still, I have no problem with adding functionality
> to cygwin (in general or in this case specifically) so long as it doesn't
> remove functionality.  I think if we need to make sure we can use hard links,

> we need to be able to do this without sacrificing something that is 
> functionally useful.  At the very least, if nothing else can be found, we 
> need a switch, even though I hate this idea in general.  Mind you, I'm not 
> against adding the ability to make use of NTFS hard links but why do we need
> to support this at the expense of existing functionality?  I think this 
> change needs to be revisited.

It's easy enough to modify the code for mv.c.  I know this (moving from one CASE
to the other case) works on NT but how about 9x?

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