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SubjectOT: why no file copy() libc/syscall ??
it may be orribly RTFM... but writing a simple framework I realized 
there is no libc/POSIX/whoknows
copy(const char* dest_file_name, const char* src_file_name)

What is the technical reason???

I understand that there may be little space for kernel side
optimizations in this area but anyway I'm surprised I have to write

< the bits to clone the metadata of src_file_name on opening
dest_file_name >
const int BUFSIZE = 1<<12;
char buffer[BUFSIZE];
int nrb;
while((nrb = read(infd, buffer, BUFSIZE) != -1) {
ret = write(outfd, buffer, nrb);
if(ret != nrb) {...}

instead of something similar to:


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