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bug#9513: improvement remark for "cp"

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#9513: improvement remark for "cp"
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:48:51 +0100

retitle 9513 cp -p fails to preserve permissions
tags 9513 + moreinfo

Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 09/15/11 05:23, Charles ELSAESSER WebmailOrange wrote:
>> cp -p file1 file2
>> does not preserve timestamp.
> That looks like a bug.
> Can you please try it with coreutils 8.13?  That has some
> fixes in this area; the version you're using (8.4) is a bit old.
> ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.13.tar.gz
> If you're still seeing the problem with 8.13, can you
> please send your config.log (when building coreutils)
> and the output of the shell command "strace cp -p file1 file2"?

Hello Charles,

The latest release is now coreutils-8.14.
Would you please try to reproduce the problem using that version
and send us the information that Paul requested?

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