rename and chmod (was: cp -p)

Pietro Cerutti gahr at
Fri Feb 8 11:31:07 UTC 2008

Wouter Oosterveld wrote:
>> Now, from a logical point of view, why moving a file into a directory
> doesn't fall into the "created into them" case?
> Because (if on the same filesystem) you don't create a new file. You
> just link the file in the destination dir and unlink the file from the
> source dir.

Exactly. But from a /*logical*/ point of view, shouldn't this case be
treated /*as if*/ the file was created inside the target directory?

> Regards,
> Wouter

Pietro Cerutti

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