Reputation
1,573
Top tag
Next privilege 2,000 Rep.
Edit questions and answers
Badges
12 33 51
Impact
~327k people reached

Apr
4
accepted How can I find my local mail spool?
Apr
4
accepted Copying files with multiple extensions
Mar
30
revised Are there any dangers in using mv (instead of cp followed by rm)?
corrected link
Mar
30
comment Are there any dangers in using mv (instead of cp followed by rm)?
@jamesqf Thank you! I am a relatively novice user of Unix and Linux; is the inode of the directory sort of like a pointer to the data?
Mar
30
comment Are there any dangers in using mv (instead of cp followed by rm)?
Thanks so much! When you say, "File content writes happening on the same filesystem should be a much greater potential performance hit or fragmentation cause, depending on the specific filesystem type," does that mean that cp might actually cause more fragmentation, etc than mv?
Mar
30
asked Are there any dangers in using mv (instead of cp followed by rm)?
Mar
25
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
20
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
12
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
13
awarded  Good Question
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
6
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
22
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
7
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
5
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
23
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question