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Re: cp/mv: add -n option to not overwrite target (Ubuntu bug #229182)

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: cp/mv: add -n option to not overwrite target (Ubuntu bug #229182)
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:12:55 +0100
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Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> writes:

> Well I wouldn't treat -n differently if one must be able to specify both -f 
> and -i.
> But does POSIX really specify that?

It follows from the general Utility Syntax Guidelines.

Guideline 11: The order of different options relative to one another
              should not matter, unless the options are documented as
              mutually-exclusive and such an option is documented to
              override any incompatible options preceding it.


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