[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'

Juan Rodriguez juan.fco.rodriguez at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 16:26:42 UTC 2006


On 7/31/06, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
>
> In <96b30c400607310847s1d2f845eo212b234d03f51e9a at mail.gmail.com>, Juan
> Rodriguez <juan.fco.rodriguez at gmail.com> typed:
> > On 7/31/06, Mike Meyer <mwm-keyword-freebsdhackers2.e313df at mired.org>
> wrote:
> > My GNU version of "cp" has more than 18 options, the FreeBSD
> > version only has 9.
>
> And this results in:
>
> student% uname -a
> Linux student.mired.org 2.6.12-9-386 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005 i686
> GNU/Linux
> student% ls -l /bin/cp
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 51008 2005-09-05 05:14 /bin/cp
>
>
> snake% uname -a
> FreeBSD snake.mired.org 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May  7
> 04:42:56 UTC 2006     root at opus.cse.buffalo.edu
> :/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP  i386
> snake% ls -l /bin/cp
> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  15300 May  6 23:56 /bin/cp
>
>
>         <mike
> --
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>
> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
> Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.
>

I've just realized that the manual page of FreeBSD's "cp" warns
about hard links:

-R ...blablabla...

           Note that cp copies hard linked files as separate files.  If you
           need to preserve hard links, consider using tar(1), cpio(1), or
           pax(1) instead.

-- 
JFRH


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