Subject: cp */
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/21/2005 11:27:49
I was trying to troubleshoot why installations of abiword differed on
Linux and NetBSD 2.1.
Then I manually tried (on NetBSD):
cp -r */ target
which has results that are missing a subdirectory like:
cp -r * target2
which has correct results like:
I see that src/bin/cp/cp.c revision 1.40 dated Nov. 16 says "Trim trailing
slashes from source filenames so that cp foo/ == cp foo".
Should I suggest to abiword developers that cp -r * is more portable than
cp -r */ ??
Or is NetBSD 2.1 broken? (I don't think so.)
I think the abiword installer is broken, because generally foo/ means that
the contents of the directory instead of the directory (foo) itself. I
will patch abiword to not use the trailing slash.
Jeremy C. Reed
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