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Re: "--to" option for mv and friends

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: "--to" option for mv and friends
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:55:17 +0100
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James R. Van Zandt wrote:
> I propose the patch below, which adds the --to option as a synonym for
> --destination-directory, to the programs cp, ln, install, and mv.  
> I think it's easier to remember (and say) something like
>          mv  --to MYDIR  myfile  hisfile  theirfile

While "--to" might be better than "--target-directory" or "-t",
the latter has been used for ages. Having two ways to do
the same thing will only be more confusing for end users I think.


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