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Re: bin/45259 (mv: system extended attribute will not be preserved)
The following reply was made to PR bin/45259; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/45259 (mv: system extended attribute will not be preserved)
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:01:10 +0000
NetBSD's cp -p warns if it is not able to copy system attributes. It will
always complain when invoked by an unprivilegied user since it has not
way to know if there are system EA or not (only root can list them).
A cross-filesystem mv will call cp -p, which explains why the message
apaears with mv.
I think we should just remove the warning. Another option is to add
a -q (for quiet) option to cp and have mv use cp -pq. unprivilegied
users using cp -p will still always get a warning.
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