B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)

Corinna Vinschen corinna.vinschen@cityweb.de
Mon Mar 29 16:57:00 GMT 1999


Did I say anything, what has bothered you?

"Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" wrote:
> Let me make my final points:
> 1. I guess I don't understand why you threw the issue of hard links into the
>     discussion if your change had nothing to do with them really, which was
>     the root of what I was trying to get at.

Sounds like "Shut up, babe!" to me...
Unfortunately, it sounds, as if you don't understand the point, too.

> 2. Your comment about how mv works with "mv foo.exe foo" is not quite on
>    target.  I agree that this is not correct functionality.  However, it
>    was added quite a while ago simply because people wanted it.

The effect is the same.

> 3. If everyone agrees that the best thing to do is modify "mv" and this is
>    the only change necessary to make sure "mv" doesn't break as a result,
>    how come its not part of the change?  Shouldn't the goal be to improve
>    Cygwin rather than taking one step forward and then one step back?

The change was invented in a b21 winsup snapshot. This isn't a official
release and has nothing to do with the implementation of GNU fileutils.
This is another point.


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