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Re: mv w/mkdir -p of destination

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: mv w/mkdir -p of destination
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 23:38:34 +0200
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On 2020-05-11 05:16, Vito Caputo wrote:
> Does this already exist?
> Was just moving a .tgz into a deep path and realized I hadn't created
> it on that host, and lamented not knowing what convenient flag I could
> toss on the end of the typed command to make `mv` do the mkdir -p
> first for me.
> I was surprised to not see it in mv --help or mv(1) when I checked for
> next time...

mv(1) is ... well, for moving files and directories.  And creating the 
directory in the same go seems to be a seldom case.  We see also from the 
answers so far, that nobody seems to be much excited about this feature.
Anyway, as it's very easy to work around it with a separate mkdir(1), it's 
to avoid adding complexity to the code.

Have a nice day,

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