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Re: Adding -l option to cp
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 11:46:37AM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 05:44:19PM -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?
> Yes I will.
> I think we should keep the standard tools alone with there supported
> options and not add non standard options to them.
> There are other options to keep the hard links when you copy files.
> e.g. rsync
Doesn't rsync copy a tree including its hard links, whereas the patch
uses hard links instead of doing copies ??
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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