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Re: Adding -l option to cp
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 10:35:24PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <00BED867-3DBD-42EE-8773-EB490EB369BB%gmail.com@localhost>,
> Adam Hamsik <haaaad%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> >Just for the record it can be done with pax -r -w -l.
> Does it really matter? Don't we have tools that have overlapping functionality
> already? It is simple enough to add, and it does not add a lot of maintenance
> end of the spectrum and linux at the other. I think it is better to be
> somewhere in the middle.
The most important point is that the patch doesn't seem to make cp
behave as advertised. It makes cp not *copy*. So if the goal is to have
a tree-level link create program, that sounds like a good reason to add
-R to ln, but not a good reason to add it to cp.
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