cp.exe bug

Mark Blackburn marklist@fangorn.ca
Tue Mar 16 11:27:00 GMT 2004

Mark Blackburn wrote:

> Ross Boulet wrote:
> [...]
>> Above is the makefile which produced the error.  The cause seems to 
>> be cp's
>> handling of a .exe file.  A simple way to get what I now see as a 
>> misleading
>> error message from cp is:
>> $ touch foo.exe
>> $ cp foo bar    # note the absence of the .exe extension
>> cp: `foo' and `bar' are the same file
> This problem still exists in the coreutils-5.2.0-1 package that I have 
> recently posted on cygwin-apps.
Correction: cp in coreutils returns the following message in the above case:
cp: cannot open `foo' for reading: No such file or directory


Mark Blackburn

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