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bug#25075: 26.0.50; [PATCH] Dired can now dereference symlinks when copy

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#25075: 26.0.50; [PATCH] Dired can now dereference symlinks when copying
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:17:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Kaushal Modi <kaushal.modi@gmail.com> writes:

> Copying with symlinks dereferenced is almost always the case for me,
> because of the version control system we use. It is a central VCS. So
> we need to check out the files before editing them. In checked-in
> state, all files are just symlinks to the physical versions in a
> central cache server. So almost always "cp -L" is what I want to do
> when copying files from one place to another without checking them
> out. My cp is aliased to "cp -L".

Thanks; I've now applied this patch to Emacs 28, since Eli said:

> That was my first thought as well, but we use the same approach as
> Kaushal proposed for the equivalent of the -p switch to 'cp'.

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