mv command behavior
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 9 15:12:56 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 23:00 +0700, lists at dwsasia.com wrote:
> Hi, I don't know if I already sent this question or not, my server
> died before, and I havn't been able to receive the mails for a while.
> I want to move the files from one dir to another, but only if they are
> newer. So I do:
> mv -u /tmp/dirA/dirB /dirC/dirB
> Meaning moving it from being a subdir of /tmp/dirA to be a subdir of /dirC.
> The first time it works, but the next time it will end up being like this:
> /dirC/dirB/dirB :(
> Could I use the "cp -ru" instead with some other flag to remove files
> successfully copied?
Are you sure the second time you did not execute this:
mv -u /tmp/dirA/dirB /dirC/dirB/
A penny saved is ridiculous.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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