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Re: PATCH: symlink support for svn_load_dirs.pl

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2005-02-14 21:32:19 CET

On Feb 11, 2005, at 9:46 AM, Bastiaan Bakker wrote:

> Some notes:
> a) the patch uses system('cp -d ...') to recreate the symlink in the
> temporary dir. This may not be avaiable on all platforms that have
> symlink support?

The '-d' flag is not portable. I see that AIX 5.1 and MacOS X 10.3.7
don't support that flag. Both systems do support Un*x style symlinks
of course.

Unfortunately, I've observed that 'cp' flags are very inconsistent
systems. The only flags that appear consistent to me across AIX 5.2,
MacOS 10.3.7, and a Linux RH 7.3 system are '-p', '-R', '-i', and '-f'.


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