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Re: dired not bold enough to move directories

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: dired not bold enough to move directories
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 19:37:06 -0600 (CST)

John Paul Wallington wrote:

    Dan Jacobson wrote:

    >  Well, gosh, if I can move a directory like this,
    >    $ cd /var/tmp
    >    $ mv affordablehost_logs ~/tmp
    >  then why can't I remame it with R in dired?

    Because they are on separate partitions.
    dired should behave like mv in such a case.

I understand both above lines, but it is not immediately obvious to me
what your conclusion is.  It seems to me that you agree with Dan,
because (from version `4.0' of the fileutils onward) mv no longer
cares about partitions.  (Do I understand this correctly?)  I
personally agree with Dan (and you?) too, unless there would be some
good reason for dired to behave differently from mv in this case.  (I
can not think of any, but that does, of course, not mean that there is



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