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Re: "mv a b/" when b does not exist

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: "mv a b/" when b does not exist
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 07:15:07 +0100

address@hidden (Bob Proulx) wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >> I also would favor (B).  But we certainly need testsuite additions to
>> >> ensure that we don't introduce future regressions against this decision.
>> >
>> > OK, it'll be harder to test (B), since that relies on the test suite
>> > knowing what rename() does.  But I guess we can work around that.
>> It shouldn't be hard.
>> Just run a little perl snippet to determine what rename() does,
>> and base the expected results on that.
> A problem exists with configure testing for kernel behavior and then

Whoops.  Stop right there ;-)
We're talking about the test suite performing a test
of kernel behavior, so that it (the test suite for mv)
knows which rename() semantics are in effect.

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