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Re: ash vs. bash

At 23:46 -0400 1999-07-22, Branden Robinson wrote:
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

rename() is atomic, however GNU mv falls back on copying if it's told to move something across filesystems.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                    Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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