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Re: Portability of "mv -f"

From: Ian Lance Taylor
Subject: Re: Portability of "mv -f"
Date: 21 Sep 2000 14:25:47 -0700

   Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 06:50:43 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Pavel Roskin <address@hidden>

   How portable is "mv -f" used in If it is, I believe we
   should switch to using it everywhere to avoid any unwanted interactivity.

I believe that mv -f is fully portable.  I think the only portable
options to mv are -f and -i.

   Related question - how portable is "mv" across mount points, i.e. between
   $TMPDIR and the current directory? Will "mv -f" help?

I do not think that mv across mount points is portable.  The -f option
will not help.


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