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Re: ash vs. bash

On Fri, Jul 23, 1999 at 01:18:41AM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> Then there is always a /bin/sh (except during the execution of the mv
> command) and its nature is preserved, except for the short period
> between the unpacking of the bash package and it being configured.

I read somewhere (maybe Johnson & Troan's book) that mv is guaranteed to be
atomic.  There is no point at which any process sees neither the original
file, the destination file, or both.

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