Subject: Re: while we're looking at old bugs
To: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Jim Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/02/1997 20:42:01
On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, John F. Woods wrote:
> > mv x y 2>&1 |fgrep -v "useless message"
> An extra process just to discard a message of no possible use (warning you
> that a file which no longer exists, and whose owner and group you cannot
> now examine, didn't have the same owner and group as the new file). What
> an efficient, attractive solution.
> Perhaps mv should output a line indicating each file it moves. After all,
> you could use fgrep to remove the undesired output.
Listen. You're the one who is calling mv with invalid arguments in the
first place, so don't get sarcastic when people don't want to modify it
not to object...