[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'
jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Jul 31 21:17:42 UTC 2006
On Monday 31 July 2006 14:53, Mike Meyer wrote:
> Which points up an obvious question: other than compatibility with
> Linux, is there any reason this functionaly shouldn't be added to the
> ln command instead?
Umm, because ln doesn't copy hierarchies? Using that argument we'd remove
support for hard-links from tar and cpio. I think cp -a is harmless (just as
I use rsync -a all the time rather than rsync -rlptgoD) and cp -l is probably
useful. Really, it is more intuitive to be able to copy a hierarchy using
the 'copy' command (cp) directly rather than a convoluted pair of find |
cpio. In this case I think you might be overly paranoid. :)
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