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Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:11:50 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Eric Sunshine wrote:

> Akim Demaille wrote:
> > How about cp FILE and then perform the transformation from
> >'s contents to (>) FILE?
> This will not work correctly on Windows.  At best, it will throw an
> error because FILE is locked (being read by sed) while the > is trying
> to open it for writing.  At worst, you will simply lose the contents of
> FILE (for the same reason).  In my experiments, the latter occurred.

Not true.

  cp FILE
  sed -e 'blah' < > FILE

does not hold FILE open.  The issue that is read-only still

Bob Friesenhahn

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