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Re: Merging three direcories in postinst


Am Freitag, den 17.06.2011, 15:58 +0100 schrieb Ian Jackson:
> Joachim Breitner writes ("Re: Merging three direcories in postinst"):
> > BTW, this line (with "-t" after mv") ought to do the same as
> > mv $path/* /usr/lib/ghc-doc/haddock/
> > without failing when $path is empty. Is there a nicer way than find and
> > xargs?
> Use bash and set -o nullglob, perhaps.  You'd have to faff about a bit
> because mv won't like an empty argument list.

Yes, that’s why xargs’s "-r" is handy. And depending on some bash
options doesn’t sound nicer than find and xargs, unless one is trying to
win a low-pid-number-contest :-)


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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