Re: mv'ing directories across fs'?
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 11:39:04 +0200

In article <Pine.GSO.3.96.970710223238.5027B-100000@buffy> you wrote:
: Forgive me if this was covered before, but why is mv'ing a directory
: across filesystems not allowed under Linux? Is this an ext2 'feature', or
: something else?

: This works just fine under IRIX (tested 6.2 and 6.4) and Solaris (tested
: 2.5.1)...

I once read that some operating systems do a mv when possible and
substitute a cp when necessary (e.g. when copying across filesystems). This
doesn't sound too hard to implement, or am I wrong?

Jörg Schuler.

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