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Re: Bad cp -a behaviour

From: Philip Rowlands
Subject: Re: Bad cp -a behaviour
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:30:14 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Tim Waugh wrote:

>When using 'cp -a' to copy a directory structure, it has some
>unexpected behaviour.  See the attached Makefile, which compares the
>behaviour between tar, cpio, and cp.

I might be missing something here; I can't reproduce this with a recent
cp (from FC2):

$ cp --version
cp (coreutils) 5.2.1
$ make -s cp

The source and dest appear identical, and strace shows cp unlinking
"1/d/2" and "1/d/3" as it goes.

>The original bug report is here:

"You are not authorized to access bug #128874"


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