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Bug 65528 - cp -f option is not work.
cp -f option is not work.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-26 21:27 EDT by antihong
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-28 07:13:11 EDT
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Description antihong 2002-05-26 21:27:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
When I use -f option included at cp,
the -f option is not work.  

# cp -f test_file test_dir/
cp: overwrite `test_dir/test_file'? y

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How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

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1.I have no idea.

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-05-28 07:22:13 EDT
You are almost certainly aliasing cp to cp -i somewhere in your startup files 
(~/.bashrc, probably). 
-f doesn't and isn't supposed to override -i anymore (POSIX compliance). 

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