Subject: RE: old cp not compatible with current namei()
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
Date: 05/19/1997 22:46:55
On Mon, 19 May 1997, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Well, cp(1) may be the only utility affected by this change right now,
> but the result has been a serious amount of confusion and
> incompatibility with other POSIX compilant system in the behaviour of a
> number of other commands, such as the ls(1) example I posted earlier.
While these (and your other) points are certainly valid, they are really a
separate issue from the original poster's problem. The old cp(1) had a
hidden bug, which is why it broke immediately upon the arrival of the
In other words, I'm not really disagreeing with you, just pointing out
that it has little bearing on the original problem here.