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Feature #667

cp support for -a flag

Added by Andrew Stormont over 8 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2011-01-26
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:

Description

Lots of time could be saved hacking scripts if support for this flag was implemented, even if it is just ignored.

History

#1

Updated by Roland Mainz over 8 years ago

Does the following workaround work for you ?
1. Use /usr/bin/sh or /usr/bin/ksh
2. Use in a script "builtin cp" at the top of the script and call '"cp" without full path, e.g. "cp" ?

#2

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 8 years ago

This is a trivial RFE except for one problem... -a implies --preserve=links. Of course, we don't have the support for link preservation in illumos cp.

#3

Updated by Alexander Eremin about 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from cp support for -a flag. to cp support for -a flag
  • Difficulty set to Medium
  • Tags set to needs-triage
#4

Updated by Rich Lowe about 6 years ago

  • Category set to cmd - userland programs
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Alexander Eremin
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Difficulty changed from Medium to Bite-size
  • Tags deleted (needs-triage)

Resolved in 9e647765

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