n_K, on 21 January 2013 - 01:00, said:
Are you 100% sure about that? Is it not application specific to only those that use a special library becuase that is NOT normal unix-like behaviour.
Well I know nothing about OSX, but I can say that under Linux this is 100% valid way to move files between partitions.
Lack of this under windows make my cry hard. Under Linux If I want to move files from one disk to another another I just:
1. Create new partition.
2. Copy files from old folder (like /usr/bin /home etc.) to new partition.
3. Delete old files.
4. mount new partition under old folder.
5. Edit fstab file to mount partition at system startup. It's extremely simple and convenient
way of moving and managing files if you happen to run out of space or just want to reorganize some files.
Equivalent on Windows for doing that would be:
1. Copy all files from Program Files or Users folder.
2. Delete those files from folders.
3. Mount partitions with copied files under those folders.
Have fun doing this.
It's simply impossible or I'm to stupid to do it.
Funny thing is that Windows internally do not use Drive Letters. Here is interesting post:
In other words. Drive Letter assignment was, is and will be flawed by design. There is no defense to this system. The only reason it exist in windows is because app developers assume that there drive letters instead of using system variables.