Bug 17814 - -i flag in cp overrides -f
-i flag in cp overrides -f
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-09-24 15:13 EDT by Frank Sweetser
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-24 15:13:57 EDT
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Description Frank Sweetser 2000-09-24 15:13:55 EDT
Previously, -f used to override the -i flag.  In cp, this is no longer the
case, while it appears to be so in rm.

> touch foo
> touch bar
> /bin/cp -i -f foo bar
/bin/cp: overwrite 'bar`? y
>/bin/rm -i -f bar
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-01 18:24:07 EDT
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
I don't like it either, but POSIX demands it.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-12-18 10:52:01 EST
*** Bug 22451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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