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Re: svn commit: r20632 - trunk/build/ac-macros

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-07-13 20:53:24 CEST

On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:50:31PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> maxb@tigris.org writes:
>
> > + # This little dance satisfies Cygwin, which cannot overwrite in-use files.
> > + if test -f "$1"; then
> > + mv "$1" "$1.old"
> > + rm -f "$1.old"
> > + fi
>
> I don't understand that, should the comment say "delete" instead of
> "overwrite"? I'm surprised that mv/rm works if plain rm fails!
>

No, I asked this too. Apparently Cygwin can delete in-use files (it deletes
on last close), but it can't write over in-use files.

Regards,
Malcolm

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