Cross-device link error

Working through Pine’s Programming book and got this error (complete at
bottom):

Cross-device link -…(Errno::EXDEV)

Trying to read photos from a memory card to hard drive and rename them.
Someone posted the same error on the book’s errata page and I didn’t
see a response so though I better look elsewhere

gscar-computer:~ gscar$ ruby “/Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning
to Script/RenamingYourPhotos\302\24711.5.y.rb”
What would you like to call this batch?
Testing

Downloading 3 files:
/Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning to
Script/RenamingYourPhotos§11.5.y.rb:38:in rename': Cross-device link - /Volumes/CANON_DC/DCIM/100CANON/IMG_2324.JPG or Testing01.jpg (Errno::EXDEV) from /Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning to Script/RenamingYourPhotos§11.5.y.rb:38 from /Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning to Script/RenamingYourPhotos§11.5.y.rb:28:ineach’
from /Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning to
Script/RenamingYourPhotos§11.5.y.rb:28

Line 28 is: picNames.each do |name| 
Line 38 is: File.rename name,
newName

Thanks for any help

Newbie

Greg wrote:

to Script/RenamingYourPhotos\302\24711.5.y.rb"
from /Users/gscar/Documents/Ruby/Pine-Learning to

You’ve gotta give us some more information. It would be better to
include the whole method than just one line.

Dan

Hi,

At Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:45:06 +0900,
Greg wrote in [ruby-talk:248510]:

Working through Pine’s Programming book and got this error (complete at
bottom):

Cross-device link -…(Errno::EXDEV)

Trying to read photos from a memory card to hard drive and rename them.

File.rename doesn’t copy file content, just change the name.
So it can’t move a file across devices. You may want to use
FileUtils.cp method.

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