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

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: wrong default for backup-by-copying-when-linked?
Date: 06 Nov 2002 18:58:34 +0000
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Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de> writes:

> 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.

I'm sure it's more convenient in some cases, but I don't think that
outweighs the trouble it can cause.  When it's clobbered links you
normally have no indication, and it's likely to lead to obscure
problems.  It took quite a while to discover what had happened in the
case that prompted this.

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