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Bug 85427 - cp ignores -f (--force) command
Summary: cp ignores -f (--force) command
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-02 09:44 UTC by Ole Stanstrup
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-03 15:43:56 UTC

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Description Ole Stanstrup 2003-03-02 09:44:38 UTC
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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-03-02 12:05:55 UTC
And 4.1-10 (which shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.2) didn't have this behaviour?

Comment 2 Ole Stanstrup 2003-03-02 16:16:25 UTC
No came just after the update.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-03-03 15:43:56 UTC
Just tried this with 4.1-4 and it happens there too.  Not a regression.

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