Defect Report #062

Submission Date: 19 Aug 93
Submittor: X3 Secretariat (USA)
Source: David J. Hendricksen
If the only way to effectuate the renaming of a file on a given system is to copy the contents of the file, does an implementation conform to the C Standard by always returning a failure from the rename function? Footnote 113 would seem to imply this.
Yes, subclause permits the rename function to fail if it must copy the file contents, among other reasons.
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