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bug#8370: RFC: cp --no-preserve=contents

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#8370: RFC: cp --no-preserve=contents
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:39:31 -0600
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On 04/12/2012 08:20 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 04/12/2012 03:04 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> ...
>>> So thinking a bit more about this,
>>> and given the confusion expressed in the above bug report,
>>> perhaps it's best to change --attributes-only to
>>> _not_ truncate existing files?
>>> I think scripts relying on the truncation behavior
>>> of this relatively new feature would be very rare,
>>> and the non truncating behavior is more generally useful.
>>> Patch to implement this change is attached.
>> Thanks for doing this.
>> I prefer the new non-truncating behavior, too.
> Cool.
> I'll push with your clean-ups later on.
> Eric is it OK to close this bug,
> or are there cases not handled yet?
> (I didn't fully understand your suggestion TBH).

Yes, I closed the bug now.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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