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Re: Bug moving file over link?



On 16:57 08 Feb 2003, Andrew Morton <akpm digeo com> wrote:
| Cameron Simpson <cs zip com au> wrote:
| The Open Group base specification 6 says:
| 
| "If the old argument and the new argument resolve to the same existing file,
|  rename() shall return successfully and perform no other action."
| 
| http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/functions/rename.html

Ouch. Hmm, I see the rationale lower down. Hmm.

The rename(2) distrubuted with RedHat doesn't say that.
Who looks after it? In fact, it says a whole lot less.
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