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Re: cp doesn't overwrite fifos

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: cp doesn't overwrite fifos
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 19:59:03 +0200

Mikael Magnusson <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have a file "a" and a fifo "b". Running "cp a b" prompts "cp: overwrite
> b?", but answering yes just writes the contents of "a" into the fifo. If

In this particular case, using the gnu-specific --remove-destination
option will make it do what you want.

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