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cpio --preserve-modification-time: files but not directories

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: cpio --preserve-modification-time: files but not directories
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 05:54:19 +0800
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$ cpio --version
GNU cpio version 2.5

Sounds like yours.
Then put bug reporting addresses in --help, man, and info!

$ find *|cpio -dmp /tmp/zzz
$ info cpio
`-m, --preserve-modification-time'
     Retain previous file modification times when creating files.

But not directories! So say so in man and info.
Or better yet, kindly implement it.
Either way, must mention how you treat directories too.
Not everybody agrees that directories are just one type of file and
thus can be silently skipped over in the spec.

No, I didn't try `-a, --reset-access-time' but I suspect the worst.
Mention what you do about directories too there.

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