stray symlinks

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Aug 26 09:07:02 PDT 2007


In a temporary directory I tried to 'cp -a' over a symbolic link, and I got 
a 'Permission denied'. 'cp -af' works though.

Hard links will be copied as regular files. I never checked if Coreutils 
creates any hard links. They may decide one day to hard link 'md5sum' 
to 'sha1sum', since they share a lot of code.

I'll add the -f to the Coreutils page.

robert
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