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

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Mon Jun 25 14:41:00 GMT 2001

At 04:22 PM 6/25/2001, Soren Andersen wrote:
>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
> > >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
> > 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.

Sounds like you're having some real annoying problems on your end.  That's
too bad.  Just so you know, I wasn't implying that you didn't have a good
reason for missing any previous post and I certainly never comment on one
person's choice of email client.  I was just trying to clarify 
whether you knew of the issue that Chris fixed and whether or not yours
was the same.  If that offended you, I'm sorry.  

Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
118 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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