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Re: [Bug-gnulib] addition: copy-file.h, copy-file.c

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] addition: copy-file.h, copy-file.c
Date: 19 Mar 2003 23:47:58 -0800
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Could you agree to copy_file_preserving ?
> > Whatever its name, perhaps the function should take another argument
> > specifing exactly which metadata should be copied?
> Those who want a full-fledged copy routine can use coreutils. I'm only
> interested in a way to make a backup file, i.e. "cp -p", as a small
> piece of code that is easy to maintain.

"copy_file_preserving" would be OK.  Or perhaps
"copy_file_preserve", to align with "cp --preserve".

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