[PATCH] adding two new options to 'cp'
ivoras at fer.hr
Mon Jul 31 22:07:17 UTC 2006
Rick C. Petty wrote:
> think that more BSD admins are so used to typing "cp -pR" than "cp -a". In
Ah, but therein lies one of the points - Percentage of "BSD admins" vs
"other-unix-like-systems admins" is slowly but steadily diminishing. In
my (I'll admit - not so expansive) experience BSD admins tend to be
older people who stick with what they know will work - vast majority of
younger admins I know either personally or on the 'net generally know
Using common options help bring people over, and also saves trouble with
porting shell script code :)
> then save "-a" for something like ACLs. Does cp(1) properly handle ACLs
> now anyway?
It's a good point. I don't know if it works but ACLs should probably be
handled by -p.
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