How to fix mv under SMB/CIFS?

René Berber
Thu Jan 30 22:13:00 GMT 2020


Main question is how to make mv behave intelligently when used in SMB 

Its probably obvious but "intelligently" in this context means do simple 
move between the same file system (SMB to same SMB), and only  use 
copy-delete under different file systems (usually different computers).

Long story... I changed computers, re-installed Cygwin, and now mv is 
always copying when I use mv.  On the old computer it didn't do that. 
Of course I don't remember if I did something to make it that way on the 
old computer (long time user of Cygwin, and Unix).

Thanks for any pointers, even if it is RTFM, which I have done.

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