I have this situation where I want to exclude a directory while using the
mv command. I saw this example where the syntax would be
!(exclude_dir), but when I set up a scenario to test it I get results that I don't fully understand.
Now I have created three folders:
f3. Now I use the command in this way:
mv -t f3/ !(f1) f2
This produces this error:
mv: cannot move 'f3' to a subdirectory of itself, 'f3/f3' mv: cannot stat 'f2': No such file or directory
Now funny thing is the structure of the folder is now:
. ├── f1 └── f3 └── f2 3 directories, 0 files
It does what I want but why the error messages. Obviously I am not using that command correctly.