I was downloading, using scp, a large file from "remote" to "myserver"; it is taking a few hours. It is/was downloading to "~/stuff/". Let's call it "x.tgz".
Then, forgetting about that, a little while later, I noticed disk space was getting low on the /home/ partition. I noticed "~/stuff/" was quite big, so decided to move it from my /home/ partition to my emptier /backup/ partition:
cd;mv stuff/ /backup/
Great, reasonable amounts of disk space in all partitions again.
Then I remembered the long-running scp process, slapped my forehead, and went to look at it, expecting an error message. But it is still happily downloading. Eh?
So, is it still being saved to /home/ partition, or the /backup/ partition? I think I can answer that, as it appears disk space is still going down on /home/ but not /backup/ But, what will happen when it finally completes? Will I have a partial /backup/x.tgz and a full ~/stuff/x.tgz? Or the first half in /backup/x.tgz and the second half in ~/stuff/x.tgz ?
More importantly: have I messed it up, and I should kill scp, and start again?