Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65548
dos2unix fails when output is on other file system
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
dos2unix filas when cuurent directory is on a different file system than the
output file. If output and input file is the same file, the input file is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /home/user
2. touch /tmp/foo
3. dos2unix /tmp/foo
Actual Results: If /home/usr and /tmp are on different file systems, /tmp/foo
is permanently deleted.
Expected Results: Left for the reader...
The cause is trivial, input file is `unlink'ed, output generated as a temporary
file in the current directory and the tried `rename'd to the output location.
`rename' obviously fails, as it cannot move between file systems.
Fixed in dos2unix-3.1-21. Thanks for your report.
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