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bug#8636: closed (Re: bug#8636: cp -x flag does not work)

From: peek
Subject: bug#8636: closed (Re: bug#8636: cp -x flag does not work)
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:32:42 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/

Hi Jim,

I would ask you again to reconsider your view on this issue  because it is

you are claiming functionality that you do not provide (stay on one file
system during a potentially recursive copy ) while allowing recursion into
other file systems if they are mounted beneath the directory you are

why you think that this constitutes staying  on one filesystem eludes me.

find does this correctly ( -xdev or -mount switches) and coreutil's cp and
mv can and should too.

thanks for all the great work on coreutils and other of your work. if i had
programming skills, i would fix this myself and provide a patch, but i

best regards,


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:27:02PM +0000, GNU bug Tracking System wrote:
> Your bug report
> #8636: cp -x flag does not work
> which was filed against the coreutils package, has been closed.
> The explanation is attached below, along with your original report.
> If you require more details, please reply to address@hidden
> -- 
> 8636: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=8636
> GNU Bug Tracking System
> Contact address@hidden with problems

> Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:22:28 +0200
> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: bug#8636: cp -x flag does not work
> To: address@hidden
> tags 8636 + notabug
> thanks
> Jim Meyering wrote:
> > tags 8636 + notabug
> > thanks
> ...
> Marking this as done and (again) notabug.

> Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 12:51:31 -0400
> From: address@hidden
> Subject: cp -x flag does not work
> To: address@hidden
> coreutils 8.12, i don't know if this problem existed in previous versions.
> copying the root directory ( / ) of a running linux system using cp -xdvpR
> cp followed a directory that was mounted via NFS under / . the copy was
> stopped before any other directories on other filesystems were copied so i
> can't speak about how cp would handle those mounts.
> fractoid

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