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Re: binary file size limit? (4.2GB retry - success)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-03-12 18:02:06 CET

Jeff Bowden <jlb@houseofdistraction.com> writes:

> Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that on MSDOS and MS Windows the
> 'mv' operation is only cheap when the file stays in the same directory
> (i.e. it's actually a 'rename'). When the file moves to another
> directory it is first copied to the new location and then the source
> gets deleted.

My experiences on Windows indicate that a rename is quick as long as
it's on the same volume/drive. I do alot of work with 14-gigabyte
digital video files, so I have a pretty good idea about where the pain
is. :-)

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