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RE: [PATCH] issue #2224- copy wc path to itself recurses infinitely

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-04-20 21:37:06 CEST

> From: John Szakmeister [mailto:john@szakmeister.net]
> On Thursday 14 April 2005 06:31, Alexander Thomas wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 13:59, John Szakmeister wrote:
> > > It's not an error for someone to want to copy a directory into
> > > itself.
> >
> > what I suggest is to follow unix style.
> Hmm... I've never really tried that before with cp, but it
> does indeed fail.

On some versions, this cp operation produces an error message, on others it recurses until the path names it is generating are too long for the OS to handle.

But it would be useful for Subversion to handle this situation in one of the two or three graceful ways that make sense.


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