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Re: install

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: install
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 06:45:28 +0200

   > Would it be possible to add some kind of a --ignore=TYPE (with
   > short option -i), where TYPE is either `group', `mode', `owner'
   > option that would ignore EPERM or such and just continue if it
   > was specifed?

   I think it would be better that if one is not root that the EPERM
   error be ignored.  This would then be the same as is done now for
   the 'cp -a' operation or 'tar xf' or any of a number of other
   operations that are silent about not being able to change the

That would work.  Easy to implement too...

A nice feature would be to be able to set a enviromental variable that
would say if cp/mv/whatever should exit or just warn.  Then one could
pick between the behaviours without having to modify a script etc.

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