docs/101330: man page for mv(1) is misleading
keramida at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 12 19:40:23 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR docs/101330; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at FreeBSD.org>
To: Peter Gildea <peter at gildea.com>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: docs/101330: man page for mv(1) is misleading
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 22:31:46 +0300
On 2006-08-03 13:25, Peter Gildea <peter at gildea.com> wrote:
> mv(1) contains the sentence:
> "It is an error for either the source operand or the destination path
> to specify a directory unless both do.
> Remove this sentence from man page.
I think what the manpage tries to state is that you can:
- move a file to a file
- move a file to a directory
- move a directory inside another directory
but you cannot
- move a directory on top of a non-directory object.
Perhaps, we should remove it and write something like the above
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