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Re: Proposal for cp -a
In article <20101222151611.GA17963%panix.com@localhost>,
Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%panix.com@localhost> wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 02:03:13PM +0000, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
>> Are you going to add -s, -symbolic-link flag next, since ln(1) is just
>> too damn incovenient to use?
>> Looking at linux manual page for cp(1) I've got a feeling it tries to
>> grow all the options of pax -rw or cpio -p and I think it's pure
>> Why did you commit this when the feedback in the thread was for the
>> most part negative?
>Great, some 10 year old Linux developer was frustrated that cp didn't
>have all the same flags as rsync -- after all, what were those idiots
>who wrote cp thinking, anyone could see it should have a -a flag like
>rsync!!!1 -- and decided to add one, so now we have to follow along?
Because I committed before there was any feedback, and did not realize
that a one line change would cause issues. Also this is not just Linux
that has it, FreeBSD added it recently.
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