'mv' command does not override existing directories if they are not 
empty even with -f option. I cannot try it right now on Linux, but in 
Darwin it even prints out the error message, despite -f option.

Gennady.

On Dec 25, 2004, at 12:56 PM, Bil Kleb wrote:

> Minero Aoki wrote:
>> In my opinion, :force option ensures only that #mv does not
>> raise exception, it does not imply continuing process.
>
> That sounds counter to the -f option for Un*x's 'mv' command.
>
>        -f, --force   do not prompt before overwriting
>
> Why change the convention to which so many are accustomed?
>
> Regards,
> -- 
> Bil Kleb, Hampton, Virginia
> http://fun3d.larc.nasa.gov
>
>

Sincerely,
Gennady Bystritsky