[tex-live] The adforn package.

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Thu Oct 7 02:41:09 CEST 2010

On Wed 6th Oct, 2010 at 12:17, Claire M. Connelly seems to have written:

> "CFR" == Clea F Rees <cfrees at imapmail.org>
>    CFR> although it does make it interesting to fix because
>    CFR> something like mv uOrnementsADF.fd uornementsadf.fd will
>    CFR> fail since you cannot rename a file to its existing name!
>    CFR> even more confusingly, the rename "succeeds" according to
>    CFR> the system (exit 0) and no error message is produced. but
>    CFR> no change is made to the name either.
> Do you have the GNU coreutils in your path?*  Seems like the
> Apple/BSD tools work fine, but GNU mv gives you the error.

Yes. Actually GNU mv is gmv but in my normal shell environment mv is a
function which uses gmv. I hadn't thought to check that...

> For fun (?), with the Apple/BSD tools, it seems like you can
> manipulate a file using any mix of capitals and lowercase you
> like, regardless of what the filename appears to be.  So
>   % touch yabba
>   % mv YABBA yaBBa
>   % ls y*
>   yaBBa
> !

Weird. No less weird and no less confusing than the results with
coreutils though it would make renaming easier...


>   Claire
> * I have them installed, but with ``g'' at the start of their
>  names, so I get the usual BSD tools unless I specifically ask
>  for the GNU variant.
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