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== Is "As a cp alternative" necessary? ==
 
== Is "As a cp alternative" necessary? ==
  
GNU's {{Codeline|cp -p}} does preserve mode, ownership, and timestamps.  It also provides the {{codeline|-a}} option which preserves even more.  I can only assume the article is talking about an older GNU cp or a cp from some other UNIX environment.
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GNU's {{ic|cp -p}} does preserve mode, ownership, and timestamps.  It also provides the {{ic|-a}} option which preserves even more.  I can only assume the article is talking about an older GNU cp or a cp from some other UNIX environment.
  
I don't know that there are any Arch users who are using something other than a recent GNU cp from {{Package Official|coreutils}}. I don't see how this is relevant to Arch Linux (or any other modern GNU/Linux distribution). [[User:James Eder|James Eder]] 16:54, 30 July 2011 (EDT)
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I don't know that there are any Arch users who are using something other than a recent GNU cp from {{Pkg|coreutils}}. I don't see how this is relevant to Arch Linux (or any other modern GNU/Linux distribution). [[User:James Eder|James Eder]] 16:54, 30 July 2011 (EDT)
  
 
: I agree it's unnecessary. [[User:Yngwin|yngwin]] 00:29, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
 
: I agree it's unnecessary. [[User:Yngwin|yngwin]] 00:29, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
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: I don't see the value of this section either, other than for historical reasons which are not pertinent to this article. [[User:Whabash090|Whabash090]] 02:47, 16 December 2011 (EST)
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: http://stackoverflow.com/a/316346/133025 suggests that tar might work better with links ''without extra arguments'' (cp needs --archive to do the same) [[User:Petteyg|Petteyg]] ([[User talk:Petteyg|talk]]) 23:13, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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Is "As a cp alternative" necessary?

GNU's cp -p does preserve mode, ownership, and timestamps. It also provides the -a option which preserves even more. I can only assume the article is talking about an older GNU cp or a cp from some other UNIX environment.

I don't know that there are any Arch users who are using something other than a recent GNU cp from coreutils. I don't see how this is relevant to Arch Linux (or any other modern GNU/Linux distribution). James Eder 16:54, 30 July 2011 (EDT)

I agree it's unnecessary. yngwin 00:29, 13 August 2011 (EDT)
I don't see the value of this section either, other than for historical reasons which are not pertinent to this article. Whabash090 02:47, 16 December 2011 (EST)
http://stackoverflow.com/a/316346/133025 suggests that tar might work better with links without extra arguments (cp needs --archive to do the same) Petteyg (talk) 23:13, 5 April 2013 (UTC)