On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
I'm not sure it was *well* defined (or even defined at all). It seems more of a by-product of the implementation. It's not only different from mv, but it's inconsistent with itself (the semantics are different depending on whether the paths are on the same filesystem or not; also, it copied the *file* but erased the *link*).
Yeah, Hynek's explanation pointing out the existing inconsistencies made sense to me. I have to agree with the point that symlinks+removable media are almost inevitably going to create weirdness that isn't easily handled by any means other than "symlinks=False" :P