On Wed, 2009-09-09 at 00:08 -0400, Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 05:39:43PM -0400, Floyd Resler wrote:
> > How can I rename a directory with files in it? The rename function
> > gives me a "directory not empty" error. I know I could do it be
> > creating the directory, moving the files, and then deleting the old
> > one. Is there an easier way?
> It sounds like, underneath, rename() is creating a new directory and
> then attempting to delete the old one, ignoring the files in the
> original directory. In which case, you'll have to do it the long way--
> create a new directory, move the files, then delete the old directory.
> Oddly enough, I can't find a *nix command which will actually rename a
> directory. The man pages for mv, rename and such all refer only to
> files, not directories.
> Paul M. Foster
That's because in *nix, everything is a file. Directories, devices, all
have file interfaces.
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