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Re: The mv command

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: The mv command
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 20:24:38 -0600
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> mv -b filename filename1 does not produce backup of filename1, ie filename1~ 
> in the home directory. Are you aware of this problem ?  

It only produces a backup if filename1 previously existed.  If no file
would be overwritten then no backup is made.  Try this.

  touch filenam1
  mv -b filename filename1


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