Patch for cp(1)
trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Fri Apr 1 15:09:03 PST 2005
On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 02:16:41 +1000 (EST)
Bruce Evans <bde at zeta.org.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> > <<On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 20:43:02 +1000 (EST), Bruce Evans <bde at zeta.org.au> said:
> > [cp -r]
> >> I think we don't need to keep it except for POSIX compatibility.
> >> New programs just shouldn't use cp -r. Old programs that use cp -r
> >> shouldn't have its behaviour changed.
> > I'm more concerned about humans.
> Removing the option is best for humans.
> -r is the same as -R under Linux (linux_base_8), and it isn't even deprecated
> in cp --help at least, so it won't go away, and fingers will be trained to
> use it in preference to -R, for at least another 20 years.
> This reminds me that I rarely actually use cp -R, since it is too broken
> to use -- it snaps hard links, unlike Linux cp.
Fix it. :)
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