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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
Gunnar Ritter <> writes:

> No, it would not. If you read the POSIX.1 specification for cp
> carefully <>, you will
> notice that the process for copying a regular file is carefully
> standardized. A POSIX.1-conforming cp implementation would not
> be allowed to copy additional streams, unless either additional
> options are given or the type of the file being copied is other
> than S_IFREG. And cp is just one example of a standardized file
> handling program.

We can safely ignore POSIX when it is too broken. cp could very well
be modified to copy named streams except when the option --posix is
specified or the environment variale POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.


"Just how much can I get away with and still go to heaven?"

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Christer Weinigel <>
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