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bug#9823: request for more correct error reporting of mv

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#9823: request for more correct error reporting of mv
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:50:26 -0600
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On 10/24/2011 10:47 AM, address@hidden wrote:
This is the problem I want to address. Would it not be possible
to add to the error image the following message: "Dir b/a already
exists" or something similar making the real problem clear right
from the start?

Like I said earlier, POSIX allows either ENOTEMPTY or EEXIST, and
happened to choose ENOTEMPTY.  Maybe special-casing that error and
converting to EEXIST would produce better output.  But someone would
have to submit a patch.

Sorry, I can't submit a patch, it's beyond my capabilities.
I have submitted the problem, and consider my job done.

Thanks for the reply,

Best regards,


Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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