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Portability of `cp -p' (was: `cp' don't preserve timestamps by default o

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Portability of `cp -p' (was: `cp' don't preserve timestamps by default on windows-xp)
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 18:44:18 +0200
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On Wed, Jul 11 2007, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> -CP             = cp -f
>> -CP_DIR         = cp -rf
>> +CP             = cp -fp
>> +CP_DIR         = cp -rfp
> Thanks, but I don't want to rely on a GNU `cp' without checking.  

I'm not aware of any cp implementation that doesn't support `-p' and I
didn't find anything wrt this in (info "(autoconf)Limitations of Usual
Tools").  Do you have any example of a cp without `-p'?

> And I'd like us to understand the problem (which doesn't seem to
> happen to me) better before we consider solutions.

(I agree with this.)

Bye, Reiner.
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