Replace in Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xax, May 16, 2006.

  1. Xax macrumors member

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    I just now - after working 3 months with my new macbook pro - found out that replacing folders in osx really means replacing.

    In the windows world, replacing a folder means adding the stuff in one folder which has name "foo" to another folder which is also named "foo"

    but in the osx world, the other folder is getting deleted first and then completely replaced with the content of the first one.

    why is that, is it possible to change that?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    No. You can do a merge in the terminal (cp -i -R <source folder> <target folder>). The dialogue does say REPLACE not MERGE CONTENTS!
     
  3. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    There goes Microsoft again. Always changing standards. Where I come from, words have definitions.
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    Seriously, if I have 3 oranges and you replace them with 5 oranges how many oranges would you expect me to have? 3!

    There is a difference between replace and merge!
     

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