Issue #8109 has been reported by mitchellh (Mitchell Hashimoto).

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Bug #8109: FileUtils.mv fails across devices on Windows
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8109

Author: mitchellh (Mitchell Hashimoto)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: 2.0.0-p0


Reproduction code: https://gist.github.com/luislavena/5179408

The issue is that Ruby is using MoveFile under the covers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365239(v=vs.85).aspx

Quote directly from the MoveFile docs: "The one caveat is that the MoveFile function will fail on directory moves when the destination is on a different volume."

Instead, MoveFileEx should be used with the MOVEFILE_COPY_ALLOWED flag. This function has existed since XP, and since Ruby 1.9 is XP+, we can safely switch to this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365240(v=vs.85).aspx

The MoveFileEx call with the proper flag will just do the right thing.


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