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From Ralf "S." Engelschall <en1!>
Subject Re: Portability: cp -R or cp -r or what?
Date Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:13:21 GMT

In article <352DEF99.DEDCC1C3@Golux.Com> you wrote:
> Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>> On the other hand, on systems like FreeBSD "cp -r" exists but does not the
>> same as "cp -R" (copies no symlinks, etc.). To make the situation totally
>> confusion we can recognize that even using "tar" or "cpio" is not a great
>> solution, isn't it?  Because there are also differences.

> What does the auto{conf,*} stuff use?  I'm semi-serious here..

I grep'ed through its source and they never to a recursive copy.  They only
have situations where they copy single files, but never recursive.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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