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Re: Another rfe: "cp" this time

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: Another rfe: "cp" this time
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 11:12:41 -0700

Hi Jim,

Thanks for looking.  I'll fiddle the strdup.  Also:

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> aware.  Anyway, with a reasonably recent "libopts"
>> installation, you can clone this, unroll the .tar
>> file and build:
>> git://

Meaning to avoid the re-generation of the *opts.[ch] files with the "tar" files.
   tar -xf *.tar ; touch stamp-* ; touch *opts.[ch]

I added stuff (die, vdie and fserr functions) to the output
and our gnutls friends really wanted the elimination of all NLS
code, hence the new "anything" value for "no-xlate".

> So far, it seems like you're the only one to find this useful.
> But now that you've identified the problem and have a solution,
> who knows... maybe a lot of people will come forward and say your
> tool makes a big difference for them.

As long as they both look for and find this solution.  Part of my
reasoning for making it a "cp" option.

> What do you think about distributing it separately for now,
> and we reconsider if/when there's more demand?

Sure, but it is finding the demand.  And, of course, wanting to avoid
the maintenance of yet another package... :)

Cheers - Bruce

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