Cygwin mv and cp fail: skipping file 'file', as it was replaced while being copied

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Tue Apr 12 18:54:00 GMT 2016


On 04/12/2016 12:13 PM, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
> Hi;
> 
>   Cygwin mv and cp fail: skipping file 'file', as it was replaced
> while being copied
> 
> $ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1 KWOLCOTT-9010 2.5.0(0.297/5/3) 2016-04-11 09:58 x86_64 Cygwin
> 
> $ mv new_Perforce_account_request.txt ~/.
> mv: skipping file 'new_Perforce_account_request.txt', as it was
> replaced while being copied
> 
> $ pwd
> /cygdrive/p/Engineering/EOSS_Tableau/SFDC

That's often the case of a drive that has unstable inode numbers.  What
does /usr/lib/csih/getVolInfo /cygdrive/p/Engineering/EOSS_Tableau/SFDC
say about your drive? It may be some buggy file system that cygwin needs
to learn how to work around.

-- 
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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