Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2007 12:24 UTC
Mac OS X Some more Leopard news. "When it comes to Apple's new operating system, Leopard, users are likely to notice the flashy graphics and animations, the tight integration of applications, and the speed with which it churns through data. What they don't see are a large number of the under-the-hood changes that Apple built in so that its own developers - and those who come up with third-party apps - use all of that underlying software goodness." Additionally, there's another thorough Leopard review, and another one. There is also a problem with Skype not liking Leopard's firewall, and Leopard not liking massive data copies.
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mv was never safe to use anyway.
by pruneau on Tue 6th Nov 2007 19:55 UTC
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2007-08-22

For as long as I know, mv was never safe to use on big file nested directory hierarchy. If the command failed in the middle, because of a permission problem or any failure whatsoever, you are left with two semi-hierarchy. There must be a reason for this, and I do not have time to look as the source code.
But I witnessed this behavior in any unix I could put my hand on.
Now, if moving in the finder involves the same codebase, here you go.
Which means than copy/delete is what you want.

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