(Solved)Windows Ubuntu Subsystem mv folder disappeared but works with file


Headnotes

Many equations and formulas look intimidating. However, when you hunt them down, they are definitely not! Just papertigers!

Now let's hunt the papertiger.

Problem

I am using Windows Ubuntu Subsystem 18.04. The command I run is

mv venv ../d/

and the folder can neither be found in current directory nor in d. This command is double checked from .bash_history. And, venv is a folder, d is a link to /mnt/d/ubuntu1804/ of my drive D in windows.

Also, I run command

mv a.txt ../d/

It works fine and the file can be found in d.

The current working directory is c which is a link of /mnt/c/ubuntu1804/.

Solution

Actually, the files are moved to the root of c drive named with d.


Footnotes

There are many excellent tutorials out there. Some tutorials are too intuitive and it's helpful, but you cannot get it straight on the math details. Some focused on dymestifying math. Some focused on code. I found the best tutorials that give you the conceptual ideas and are possible for implementation without being blind to the math details. Drop a comment if I failed. It would be really appreciable.


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