New rename(2) function

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Aug 10 11:08:00 GMT 2007

On Aug  9 21:23, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Christian Franke on 8/9/2007 10:38 AM:
> > $ mkdir Bar
> > 
> > $ mv Bar bar
> > mv: cannot move `Bar' to a subdirectory of itself, `bar/Bar'
> If you wanted rename semantics with directories, you should use 'mv -T Bar
> bar'.  But that said, this probably falls in the same category as 'mv Foo
> foo' for non-directories - it would need a cygwin-specific patch to try
> the rename() even when stat() says there is no point to it.  And it would
> require that we make the conscious decision to keep the current behavior,
> where rename("A","a") with case-insensitive behavior changes the case.

Btw., this looks weird in mv:

  $ mv -T Bar bar
  mv: cannot remove `Bar': Operation not permitted

Huh?  Nobody asked for removing Bar, afaics...


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