cp error -- oh the great sanity of *nix tools?!?

Soren Andersen soren@wonderstorm.com
Mon Jun 25 13:22:00 GMT 2001


The Estimable Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) <lhall@rfk.com>
wrote: Re: cp error -- oh the great sanity of *nix tools?!?


> At 03:29 PM 6/25/2001, Soren Andersen wrote:
> >It IS still  `cp' s fault, too. The message is cp's utterly unhelpful and
> >misleading way of telling me that the source files named as command
> >parameters don't exist -- and what the heck is THAT? That's a bona-fide
BUG
> >if ever I was bitten by one. I am really astonished at this, in GNU
> >software.

> Would this be the same bug in cp that Chris Faylor announced a fix for
last
> week?

I sure hope so! That would be great news all the way around. IOW, Chris is
as usual doing great, relevent work that benefits many people, and maybe
people won't be bitten by this bug in the future.

Now, if only I could get someone brilliant from this list to *come over
here* and fix my NT that cannot (as of one moment 3.8 months ago) use its
modem, so that I am not any more using MS OE to (try to painfully) read
Cygwin list digests on my once-intended-to-be-a-mere-stopgap Windows98 sys,
which cannot read the format of these digests correctly, and the
OE-to-Pegasus convertor(s) I have downloaded don't work reliably, and no I
am NOT going to set up yet ANOTHER email client (THIS MADNESS MUST STOP
*NOW*) and so, BTW, good Mr Hall, SOMETIMES THERE ARE F$*\@!;%  REAL GOOD
REASONS why not everyone sees every recent message. I am working my butt off
to try to solve my issues, and still at the same time keep up with Cygwin
porting endeavors. Thanks.

 Regards,
  Soren Andersen



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