Bug 60014

Summary: cp -f and --remove-destination options do not work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Kevin Moore <kmoore>
Component: fileutilsAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description Kevin Moore 2002-02-19 02:00:11 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT)

Description of problem:
when using the -f "force" option or the --remove-destination with the
cp command, I am still prompted to confirm overwriting files.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cp any directory or file with the -f or --remove-destination option

Actual Results:  I was still prompted to confirm overwriting any existing files

Expected Results:  I expected files to be overwritten without requiring 

Additional info:

I want to be able to crontab several daily file copies without having to be at 
the system to confirm overwrites

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-19 12:44:45 UTC
By any chance, did you alias cp="cp -i"? That's the default setup for root, and will cause 
precisely this behavior.

Comment 2 Kevin Moore 2002-02-19 13:15:17 UTC
Aliasing appears to have been the problem. 
Thanks for the quick feedback.

Kevin Moore
Engineering Manager
The Durham Company

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-19 14:06:42 UTC
Ok, not a bug then.