[bug #13728] superflous copying instead of moving
- From: Oswald Buddenhagen <savannah-bounces gnu org>
- To: Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi kde org>, Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov gmx net>, mc-devel gnome org
- Subject: [bug #13728] superflous copying instead of moving
- Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 13:09:20 +0000
Follow-up Comment #4, bug #13728 (project mc):
> Does `bar/name/' contain any entries or is it empty ?
empty, but this should not matter. i don't think we want this susv3-compliant
behavior. at the top level, if the target is an existing directory (empty or
not), we want to move _into_ this directory (like we currently do). once we
started recursing, we just merge into existing directories.
frankly, move should behave just like copy. i think it would even make sense
to merge move into copy with an additional flag. if a real move succeeds, skip
the recursion. if it fails, do a recursive copy+delete. because of the
recursion, a real move is attempted at every level - exactly what we want.
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