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Bug 85427 - cp ignores -f (--force) command
cp ignores -f (--force) command
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-02 04:44 EST by Ole Stanstrup
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-03 10:43:56 EST
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Description Ole Stanstrup 2003-03-02 04:44:38 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
After updating to fileutils 4.1-10.1 the -f (--force) command doesn't work.
It prompts for an yes or no anyway.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. just try to overwrite (cp) a map with the --force command

Actual Results:  cp prompts for yes or no anyway

Expected Results:  It should just overwrite the old files

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-03-02 07:05:55 EST
And 4.1-10 (which shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.2) didn't have this behaviour?
Comment 2 Ole Stanstrup 2003-03-02 11:16:25 EST
No came just after the update.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-03-03 10:43:56 EST
Just tried this with 4.1-4 and it happens there too.  Not a regression.

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