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Re: man mv punctuation deficiency

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: man mv punctuation deficiency
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 07:09:39 +0200

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I see four sentences written as two:
> $ man mv
>        -f, --force
>               do not prompt before overwriting equivalent to --reply=yes
>        -i, --interactive
>               prompt before overwrite equivalent to --reply=query

Thanks.  I've parenthesized the (equivalent to ...) parts.

> also, it appears to the user, that one must be the default behaviour,
> so say so right there, else looks schizophrenic.

Neither is the default.
By default, you're prompted iff an existing destination is unwritable
and stdin is a tty.

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