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Re: Patch for "mv -s" option

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Patch for "mv -s" option
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 09:32:55 -0800
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Brendan Byrd/SineSwiper <address@hidden> writes:

> Hmmm...it was in an attachment, according to my Sent file.  I guess
> the mailing list doesn't support attachments.

The mailing list supports attachments (e.g., see
but your email lacked one when I got it, as does the archived copy

> I could sent it in the e-mail, but I'm afraid that long lines would
> get word wrapped.

Since you're using Mozilla (though only 0.7.2 -- you should upgrade!)
you should be able to disable wrapping (edit preferences - Mail &
Newsgroups - Composition - Wrap plaintext messages at 10000
characters) but to be honest I'm surprised the attachment didn't work
and perhaps you could ask <address@hidden> why your
Mozilla-originated attachment didn't work.

> Sorry, I did forget about the man page

It's the manual I'm worried about, not the man page.  The file is

> I just wanted to release the patch to see if the idea would be applied.

For that, you'll need the opinion of the coreutils maintainer.  For
example, he may prefer that it be an option to "cp" rather than "mv",
since it's creating logical copies.

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