shutils.move lose files !

Jeff Epler jepler at
Thu Mar 18 20:30:22 CET 2004

The same happens on Linux:
$ mkdir a; python2.3 -c 'import shutil; shutil.move("a", "a/c")'
$ ls -l a
ls: a: No such file or directory

Unix mv has a test that prevents this:
$ mkdir a; mv a a/c
mv: cannot move `a' to a subdirectory of itself, `a/c'

I've created a sourceforge bug report about this.  Visit here:


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