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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #59003] movefile.m shows message about permiss

From: Philip Nienhuis
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #59003] movefile.m shows message about permissions
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2022 03:19:57 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #6, bug #59003 (project octave):

OK I had some time to investigate a little.

Turns out 'movefile.m' seems to invoke the "DOS"/Windows command "move.exe",
and that is the command that emits the complaints. See L.71-79 of movefile.m:

  if (ispc () && ! isunix ()
      && isempty (file_in_path (getenv ("PATH"), "mv.exe")))
    ## Windows.
    cmd = "cmd /C move";
    cmd_force_flag = "/Y";
    cmd = "mv";
    cmd_force_flag = "-f";

If I try with the MSYS2 'mv.exe' command, no messages are emitted (but no
guarantees it can preserve permissions either :-) ). But - it *does* move the

As to the popup in comment #4, that isn't quite limited to Octave, I've seen
that before in several other occasions.


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