Issue 189: 'mtn mv file dir' to new directory 'dir' fails

Reported by joe 23, Sep 16, 2011

This is not a major issue as the workaround/correct procedure is 
fairly obvious, however you could make it easier on the user by 
either auto-adding the directory or failing the move operation in 
step 5.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

1. > foo
2. mtn add foo
3. mtn ci
4. mkdir bar
(don't do mtn add bar here)
5. mtn mv foo bar (note that 'mtn mv foo bar/foo' would work)
   mtn: renaming 'foo' to 'bar' in workspace manifest
   mtn: warning: destination 'bar' already exists in workspace, 
skipping filesystem rename
6. mtn ci bar
   mtn: warning: not a file 'bar'
   mtn: warning: expected file 'bar', but it is a directory.
   mtn: misuse: 1 missing items; use 'mtn ls missing' to view.

Expected result:

mtn recognizes that bar is a directory and auto-adds it in step 5, 
as it would do if you did 'mtn mv foo bar/foo'

Alternatively, step 5 above should be a fatal error and not a 

Actual results:

mtn gets confused and thinks bar is a file, not a directory, in step 
5. The user must 'mtn revert .' and start over and either add the 
directory or specify the full path in the move.

Output of `mtn version --full`:


Created: 7 years 2 months ago by joe 23

Status: New


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