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From: C de-Avillez
Subject: bug#7255:
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:18:27 -0500

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:28:40 +0200
Artur Rona <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am not an author of this patch, just only forwarder. We would like
> to upload a fix to this bug. I hoped that this patch will be helpful
> for coreutils developers.

The idea of this patch (which I copied, as in the LP bug, from Fedora)
was to provide a stopgap option until the Linux kernel implements the

The reason was (or, I guess, still is) that some upstream source rely
on this being available, and having the '-i' or '-p' would minimise
our deltas.

But I knew, from the beginning, that it would not be acceptable
upstream. Perhaps with a confluence of all Linux distros that might
happen, though.


C de-Avillez
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