[darcs-users] [Haskell-cafe] Re: Darcs and NFS Resolution
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Sep 12 23:18:21 UTC 2009
On Sep 12, 2009, at 18:24 , Ganesh Sittampalam wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> In order to handle the case where you're moving across filesystems,
>> mv(1) gracefully degrades to cp + rm. rename(2) does not. This
>> also happens to work around compatibility issues with native CIFS
>> (and possibly older HP/UX, not that anyone likely cares).
> I don't think that darcs is ever likely to want to do a move across
> filesystems - unless
I'm not claiming it does, only explaining why mv(1) is *not* identical
to rename(2) as claimed. It also happens to be true that it will do
something instead of failing if the destination exists and is a
directory (but possibly not what you want).
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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