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Re: Fwd: Re: mv != (cp && rm)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-28 03:39:32 CET

"Florin Iucha" <florin@iucha.net> writes:
> But "cp && rm" and "mv" are not equivalent because "mv" is atomic, while
> "cp && rm" is not. What if my host commits the cp and then the network blows
> up? You end up with two objects.

Right, my point exactly (except this can also happen intentionally).

> > What is your suggested behavior?
>
> Regardless of how the backend is implemented, the frontend should have an
> atomic "mv".

Okay, hmmm, I must be misunderstanding.

What *exact* behavior should be we looking for on the client side, and
on the server side, for "mv"?

Thanks,
-Karl

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