Subject: Re: install(1) only copies with -c
To: Perry E.Metzger <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/27/2003 13:39:55
On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 09:12:30PM -0500, Perry E.Metzger wrote:
> Simon Burge <> writes:
> > I guess "annoyingly incompatible" could have been applied to OpenBSD in
> > '96 but yes we are now the odd ones out when it comes to this behaviour.
> > I can't think of any situation where the default behaviour of removing
> > the file is actually useful and wouldn't mind if we made copying the
> > file instead of removing it the default.
> If we are to make such a change, we should endeavor to be as
> compatible as possible in our options and behavior with the new
> "standard" way of doing things.

I've submitted running code in bin/23874. Perhaps this could be applied?
Bruce J.A. Nourish <>