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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: "mv a b/" when b does not exist
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 12:40:41 -0800
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address@hidden (Eric Blake) writes:

> You are looking at the pre-2004 defects; try looking at the current ones
> http://www.opengroup.org/austin/aardvark/latest/xshbug2.txt

But ERN 108 in that URL refers to what happens with rename("a",
"b/."), which obviously should fail.  It doesn't really address the
issue of what should happen with rename("a", "b/").

I agree that this entire area is murky, underspecified, and differs in
surprising ways on various systems.  What a pain.  (Somebody should
clean it up.  :-)

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