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Re: proposed change to rcp

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: proposed change to rcp
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 23:18:39 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:12:50PM -0500, Joseph Boyd wrote:
> The root of the problem is that POSIX apparently doesn't define what the 
> ftruncate call should do if the current file size is smaller than the 
> "size" being given to ftruncate.

The current draft 7 by the Austin Group specifies, that ftruncate on a file
smaller than the given size shall either increase the size or fail
(extended area shall appear to be zero filled).  XSI-conformant systems
shall increase the size.

I don't know rcp well enough to comment on your suggestions, sorry.


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