Solved

Problem with implementing Recycle bin

Posted on 2001-07-16
2
210 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I'm trying to implement idea similar to recycle bin
in DYNIX/PTX.

When I say

>> mv log.txt ~/.trashcan  (works)


But when I tried:


function can        
{                  
  mv $1 ~/.trashcan
}                  

>> can log.txt

It says:

mv: Target must be directory                        
Usage: mv [-e ignore|warn|force] [-fi] f1 f2        
       mv [-e ignore|warn|force] [-fi] f1 ... fn d1
       mv [-e ignore|warn|force] [-fi] d1 d2    

.trashcan is already a directory.

What is the problem with it?    
0
Comment
Question by:prashant_n_mhatre
2 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
yuzh earned 50 total points
ID: 6288344
hi  prashant_n_mhatre,

    try to this in your function:

    mv $1 ~/.trashcan /$1

 Regs
    yuzh
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:prashant_n_mhatre
ID: 6290631
thanks a lot yuzh ....It works!!!
0

Featured Post

Active Directory Webinar

We all know we need to protect and secure our privileges, but where to start? Join Experts Exchange and ManageEngine on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:00 AM PDT to learn how to track and secure privileged users in Active Directory.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question