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bug#22768: Crash safety

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#22768: Crash safety
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:28:17 -0800
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On 02/26/2016 04:34 AM, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
Is it ok to use '-y' as short option name?

Why -y? And why a short name at all? I don't expect this to be something that people will want to type by hand.

Come to think of it, gzip should also do an fsync, or at least an fdatasync, on the destination's directory before removing the source. And this suggests that any long option name shouldn't be something syscall-specific like '--no-fsync', but should instead be something more general and easy to remember, e.g., '--hasty'.

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