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Re: Adding -l option to cp
On Sat Jan 22 2011 at 17:44:19 -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> I find the -l option in FreeBSD extremely usefule and find myself
> installing coreutils on NetBSD just to get the GNU cp. It would be
> nice to add this to NetBSD. Would anyone object if I applied the
> following patch?
No objection to increasing our "industry standards" compliance, but
remember to document -l as an extension to posix.
Would be better if the patch came with tests, though. For one thing,
the tests would specify the exact semantics of the option in corner
cases and error situations.
(disclaimer: didn't do "deep review" of the patch)
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