[ python-Bugs-919012 ] shutil.move can destroy files

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Bugs item #919012, was opened at 2004-03-18 14:29
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Category: Python Library
Group: Python 2.3
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Jeff Epler (jepler)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: shutil.move can destroy files 

Initial Comment:
$ mkdir a; touch a/b; python2.3 -c 'import shutil;
shutil.move("a", "a/c")
$ ls -l a
ls: a: no such file or directory

The same problem exists on Windows, as reported by one
"shagshag".

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>Comment By: Tim Peters (tim_one)
Date: 2004-06-05 13:25

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Attached Johannes's patch.

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Comment By: Johannes Gijsbers (jlgijsbers)
Date: 2004-06-05 11:08

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Here's a patch (with tests) that disallows moving a
directory inside itself altogether. I can't upload patches
to SF, so here's a link to it on my homepage:
http://home.student.uva.nl/johannes.gijsbers/shutil.diff.

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