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Re: -e and permission denied


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: -e and permission denied
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:36:33 -0600
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On 10/03/2013 04:19 PM, address@hidden wrote:
> пятница, 4 октября 2013 г., 2:11:51 UTC+4 пользователь Eric Blake написал:
>> For all intents and purposes
> 
> What about the following intent:
> -if file exists, backup file
> -throw an error in case of permission problem (to avoid missing files in the 
> backup destination)
> ?

And how do you propose to back up a file that you do not have permission
to access?  For all intents and purposes, the file may as well not exist
in the first place.

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Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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