On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Abhilash Chittathukatil
> I am moving contents from source directory to destination directory and if
> move command is interrupted in between. What will happen ?? The source will
> remain the same ?
The files that have been moved should appear in the destination
directory and not appear in the soucre/original directory.
Files that have NOT been moved or partially moved should NOT appear in
the destination directory and should appear in the source/original
mv is a file by file case so when 1 file gets copied to the
destination directory, it gets deleted from the source. Then mv moves
on to the next file.
I would recommend a cp (-dpRvi, for example) and if everything's OK,
then delete the original files. rsync can also be handy
I don't usually use mv command since if there's some corruption during
the copy ... you might end up losing files (unless you have a good
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