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bug#8736: chmod -p --parents

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#8736: chmod -p --parents
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:00:02 +0100

Jim Meyering wrote:
> Sorry to reject the idea, but if we were to accept new options too easily
> many of the coreutils programs would be larger and harder to maintain,
> for relatively little added value.  Part of our job as maintainers is
> to ensure that each new feature really is well justified.

Also, please ping the list before investing in even a small project
like this.  It's easier to discuss a proposal like this when there
isn't an already-written patch hanging in the balance.

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