cp -p fails with .exe files

Francis Litterio litterio@pyxsys.net
Thu Jun 21 07:45:00 GMT 2001

Cliff Hones wrote:

> Cygwin cp is ".exe" aware - meaning that "cp xxx yyy" will copy
xxx.exe to
> yyy.exe if xxx.exe exists (and xxx does not).  But "cp -p xxx yyy"
fails -
> it does the copy then reports that it is unable to preserve  the time
for "yyy".

This may be related (I see it in 1.3.1):

	bash$ rm -f foo bar foo.exe bar.exe  # Just to start clean.
	bash$ touch foo.exe
	bash$ cp foo bar
	cp: `foo' and `bar' are the same file

Apologies if this has been brought up before.
Francis Litterio

Want to unsubscribe from this list?
Check out: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

More information about the Cygwin mailing list