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Meaning of KEEP-TIME arg of `copy-file'

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Meaning of KEEP-TIME arg of `copy-file'
Date: 04 Mar 2001 20:58:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090001 (Oort Gnus v0.01) Emacs/21.0.99

I'm implementing a filename handler.  Suppose the copy-file operation
is invoked, and the KEEP-TIME argument is non-nil, but permissions do
not allow to keep the timestamp.

What should the filename handler do?  Punt?  Copy without keeping the

Maybe this should be made clear in the doc string of copy-file?  (And
therefore also for dired-copy-preserve-time.)

Be indiscrete.  Do it continuously.

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