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Re: bug#8374: cp -a [-l] sometimes does not preserve timestamps of symli
Re: bug#8374: cp -a [-l] sometimes does not preserve timestamps of symlinks
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:58:50 +0100
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On 31/03/11 15:20, Eric Blake wrote:
> Sounds to me like the gnulib fallback should be made smarter. Which
> systems lack linkat() but have the capability to set timestamps? BSD?
> But the original report was about opensuse, which is Linux based, and my
> recollection is that Linux handles hardlinks to symlinks much longer
> than it could set symlink timestamps.
When you put it like that, then it's probably not worth
worrying about updating timestamps in gnulib, when it's probably
not even possible.