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Re: dh_movefiles, tar vs. mv

* Frank Küster (frank@debian.org) wrote:
> Hi,
> dh_movefiles internally uses tar to move file contents. I'm not sure why
> it doesn't use mv, is it because mv moves the file block-by-block and
> thus starts removing parts of the file before it is completely written,
> and hence is less save?
> Anyway: If I am only going to move complete subdirectories from the temp
> tree to the package trees, is it in this case safe to use mv? It's much
> faster, and it would safe space (because dh_movefiles only removes the
> originals after the complete tarball has been extracted).

Uhh, who cares? dh_movefiles has been superseded by dh_install. 

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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