Re: mtools: mmove usage
On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Ulf Jaenicke-Roessler wrote:
> how am I supposed to use mmove?
> I think it should be called just like mcopy.
Though the syntax may look superficially similar, that's about the only
connection between mmove and mcopy.
> However, while
> 'mcopy a: /dos/e' works,
Here, /dos/e is on a unix filesystem. About "a:", the documentation says
fer. A missing drive designation implies a Unix file
whose path starts in the current directory. If a source
drive letter is specified with no attached file name (e.g.
mcopy a: .), all files are copied from that drive.
> 'mmove a: /dos/e' doesn't.
For a start, there's no source file specified. And if it were to take
that to mean a:*.* (it doesn't), it would necessarily loop: \ goes to
\dos\e, therefore \dos\e goes to \dos\e\dos\e ad infinitum.
Remember, \dos\e is on a: and not on unix.
> The man
> page and the info file didn't help.
> Any hints? Or is it a bug?
Perhaps you read the man page thinking that "move a b" means
"copy a b" and then "delete a". It doesn't.
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