[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'
ivoras at fer.hr
Mon Jul 31 20:45:07 UTC 2006
Eric Anderson wrote:
> -a is 'archive' mode, which is just a quick form of -PpR.
> -l is 'link' mode, where regular files get hard linked instead of copied.
I agree with this, and while you're in there, can you add -s to copy
sparse files (via the usual "if the buffer is all nulls, seek beyond eof
instead of writing" trick)?
I recently had to copy big sparse files and dd with conv=sparse didn't
work! I managed with rsync but I feel this functionality is the domain
of 'cp' (yes, like it is in Linux - please don't start bikesheading on
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