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

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#8370: RFC: cp --no-preserve=contents
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:20:30 +0100
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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.


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).

thanks for the review,

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