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Watch for undocumented behavior of cp -R
Authored by: pediddle on Nov 16, '05 09:03:22AM
The version of cp included with Fink doesn't have this problem. Personally, I use all of Fink's GNU utilities in preference to BSD (/sw/bin is the first item in my PATH). In addition to not having this silly "feature", there are lots of other features GNU fileutils have that BSD ones don't, especially with find and grep.

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Watch for undocumented behavior of cp -R
Authored by: owsla on Nov 16, '05 10:21:53AM

Yes, this is what I did in Panther because I like the SysV/GNU tools more than the BSD ones. However, the Fink GNUtools don't have patches (afaik) to handle resource forks, unlike the new Tiger-versions of the BSD tools.

Hence, if you care more about resource forks, etc. than ease-of-use you should stick with the BSD ones in Tiger.



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