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Re: Copying only files that are not into the destination

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 05:45:15PM EST, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 05:27:46PM -0500, Chris Jones wrote:


> > Maybe the distinction is not a matter of whatever mother tongue forced
> > upong us, but rather a difference in terminology between *nixspeak and
> > MacWindowsSpeak?
> > 
> > In any case, in the context of your query, which is an operation that
> > involves components of a file system, the technical term directory
> > appears to be more appropriate than the vague icon-inspired term folder.
> And a directory is?
> Isn't it the D in an LDAP server?

Quite.. and lots of other things.. a list of businesses local to your
area.. a compendium of individuals' names and their telephone numbers.. 
a who's who of accomplished artists.. a categorized repertoire of online
merchants.. etc.

According to this link, the word directory goes back to the 1540s:


> What's a file to do with a directory?

Not sure what you're asking..

This, maybe?



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