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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 16:16:15 -0800
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Vacillating even more, do I want cp ever to remove its source FILEs?

Probably not.  That's a strong argument to making this an 'mv' option
rather than a 'cp' option.

> For now, I'm inclined to add an option to cp rather than mv,
> but am open to arguments to the contrary.

But all your arguments were in the opposite direction.  (And they were
so strong that they convinced me.  :-)

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