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Re: wrong default for backup-by-copying-when-linked?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: wrong default for backup-by-copying-when-linked?
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 17:49:44 +0100
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Dave Love <d.love@dl.ac.uk> writes:

|> This can't be a new issue, but I don't recall discussion of it.  It
|> seems to me that backup-by-copying-when-linked should default to t, as
|> I actually thought it did.  I've just been bitten by breaking links to
|> some system configuration files.
|> Is there a good reason for the current default of nil?  If so, I think
|> it should at least be commented.

The current default is convenient if you work on a "cp -al" copy of a
source tree and want to do a fast diff between the original tree and the
modified tree.


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