cp -p fails with .exe files

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Jun 21 11:26:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 10:43:53AM -0400, Francis Litterio wrote:
>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.

It is not related.  fileutils was specifically updated to work around this
problem.  Apparently I missed the -p option, though.


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