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Re: dired-do-copy does not preserve ownerships

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: dired-do-copy does not preserve ownerships
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 10:30:46 -0600
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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> dired-do-copy, even though it prompts that it is using cp -p,
> does not preserve ownerships, at least when root, on Debian.

No, it prompts with "Copy [-p]", not "cp -p".  And it's doc string
clearly states:

| This normally preserves the last-modified date when copying.

but says nothing about ownership.

> Real cp -p does. Emacs-version "21.3.1" using  --no-site-file -q.

Kevin Rodgers

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