Subject: Re: More inconsistencies with file/directory operations
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:30:40 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (JP Massar)
| Allegro does not; RENAME-FILE tells you that the file FOO does not
| exist.  (nor does including a terminating '/' work).  The only way
| to rename a directory is to use implementation-specific EXCL:
| functions to copy the directory and then delete the old one.

  Are you sure the file that holds the directory is not _actually_ called
  something else?  foo.dir or something?  As far as I know, it is fairly
  unique to Unix to have directories that are available in the file system
  as files with exactly the same name as the directory.  But I have made it
  a point of personal pride not to be infected by STDs or Microsoft.

  My hero, George W. Bush, has taught me how to deal with people.  "Make no
  mistake", he has said about 2500 times in the past three weeks, and those
  who make mistakes now feel his infinite wrath, or was that enduring care?