Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Do you know where your variables are?
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: unix commands and perl modules war

by fergal (Chaplain)
on Apr 07, 2006 at 17:27 UTC ( #541933=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: unix commands and perl modules war
in thread unix commands and perl modules war

Worse still, there's no flag you can give mv to stop it moving across file systems!
"This is the Unix philosophy:

    Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
    Write programs to work together.
    Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface." 
(my bolding)

So mv is a wrapper around the rename() system call but it also includes cp -r and rm -r whether you want them or not. It wouldn't be so bad if it was a reversible operation but if any of your files were hard links then you're screwed.

  • Comment on Re^2: unix commands and perl modules war

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://541933]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (None)
    As of 2016-07-30 07:50 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?
      What is your favorite alternate name for a (specific) keyboard key?


















      Results (265 votes). Check out past polls.