Copy and delete a file at the same time

I was moving some file to a backup drive that I use constantly to back up “super” important files occasionally, and I stumbled across a neat little “featurish” tip that I had no idea existed until today. Usually when you move a file from one drive to another Leopard will essentially copy the file to the new hard drive with out removing the original file. While this has obvious benefits, it can be a bit of a pain when you’re trying to archive some stuff.

Did you know that you can copy a file to a new drive and delete it off the old drive at the exact same time? Me neither, but if you hold down the command key and drag a file to a new location it will move it, and remove it from its current location.

Pretty handy if you ask me.

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