Bug 120742 - mv -i --reply=no doesn't seem to work
Summary: mv -i --reply=no doesn't seem to work
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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: 124865 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-04-13 17:36 UTC by Glen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-21 15:50:50 UTC
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Description Glen 2004-04-13 17:36:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm trying this command:
mv -i --reply=no * /some/directory

If there are files in the destination directory with the same name as
the files in the source directory, they will get overwritten.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-5.0-34.1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the command "mv -i --reply=no"
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Actual Results:  Files got overwritten when they shouldn't have.

Expected Results:  I expected files with the same name to not be
overwritten.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-04-15 13:31:02 UTC
Confirmed; reported upstream.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-04-21 15:50:50 UTC
This is expected behaviour -- '-i' is equivalent to '--reply=ask', and
'--reply=no' overrides that.  The --reply option affects questions
that would have been asked had --reply not been specified.

So, if the destination file did not have w permission, --reply=no
would have done what you wanted.

In fact, the -u option is what you were after, but it isn't obvious. 
Discussing upstream.

Comment 3 Ed Price 2004-05-31 16:39:09 UTC
*** Bug 124865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


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