Hardlink sub-directories and files

Thomas Jollans t at jollybox.de
Wed Aug 3 20:49:22 CEST 2011

On 03/08/11 18:29, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Thomas Jollans <t at jollybox.de
> <mailto:t at jollybox.de>> wrote:
>     Is it more portable? I don't actually have cpio installed on this
>     system.
> Interesting.  Of course, it's probably readily available to you.  What
> *ix are you seeing that doesn't include cpio by default?

Arch Linux - the base install is quite minimal. I just discovered that I
have a program called bsdcpio which is used by mkinitcpio (and possibly
other system scripts); no need for the GNU cpio. Curious.

>     Which implementations of cp don't implement -R and -l?
> Probably most of them, except GNU and newer BSD.

Okay. While GNU libc manuals usually document how portable functions are
in detail, that's not true for the GNU coreutils manuals.


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