Bug 2978 - moving files causing issues
Summary: moving files causing issues
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Reported: 1999-05-23 04:56 UTC by cyeo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 19:06:13 UTC
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Description cyeo 1999-05-23 04:56:41 UTC
When you 'force' a move to the same filename (by accident)
it will unlink the file... here is the log:

root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] l
total 0
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] echo > test
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] l
total 1
   1 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root            1 May 22 22:53
test
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] /bin/mv test test
/bin/mv: `test' and `test' are the same file
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] l
total 1
   1 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root            1 May 22 22:53
test
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] /bin/mv -f test test
/bin/mv: `test' and `test' are the same file
root@zeppelin:[ /tmp/test ] l
total 0

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-24 19:06:59 UTC
This is the correct behavior for mv -f and therefore is not a bug.

------- Email Received From  "Chris Y." <cyeo@biking.org> 05/24/99 23:40 -------


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