[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'

Ivan Voras ivoras at fer.hr
Mon Jul 31 20:38:19 UTC 2006

Mike Meyer wrote:

> 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

To badly paraphase [1] a quote: "Here, have a $1, buy yourself a GB of 
storage..." :)

Bloat is bad, but saving me time it takes to type redeems some of it. 
One of the reasons this binary is so small is because it's dynamically 
linked, so some space was saved when systems started moving away from 
static binaries. If nitpicking is in order, this file's size is still 
under default block size (16 KB) and there's plenty of stuff to fit in 
there to fill it.

[1] butcher, more likely

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