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Shell Globbing && svn cp WC/* WC/

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-01-27 23:08:13 CET


I tried to use `svn cp` to copy a directory of files working-copy to
     svn cp ../../contrib/* ./
This command returns the usage info for `svn cp`.

I know I _could_ have copied over the entire directory:
     svn cp ../../contrib/ ./

but what if you only wanted a certain type of file?
     svn cp ../../contrib/*.tex ./

Is it because the shell glob makes multiple source copies to one
destination directory instead of a 1:1 copy?

I expected the cp command to act like the Unix cp command in this case.

I saw this old defect for windows globbing but nothing for Unix:

[nesscg@heidrun intro]$ svn --version
svn, version 1.1.2 (r12471)
   compiled Jan 10 2005, 07:01:51


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Received on Thu Jan 27 23:10:31 2005

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