Bug 6593 - mv erroneously does recursive moves
Summary: mv erroneously does recursive moves
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-01 08:14 UTC by tony
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 20:21:42 UTC


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Description tony 1999-11-01 08:14:24 UTC
ls -l
[several files and directories listed]
mkdir dir
mv * dir
[long pause, disk thrashing, not good]
^C
ls -F
dir/
ls -l dir/
[moved files + dir/]
ls -l dir/dir/
[moved files + another dir/ !!!]

Bad news.  mv should complain about an "invalid arguement"
when trying to mv dir/ into dir/ and should not do it
recursively.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 20:21:59 UTC
Works for me with 4.0-19


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