On 24/01/07, Stevan Tiefert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Am Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2007 12:50 schrieb Peter AnkerstÄl:
> > Sure, just don't copy directories into themselves
> > recursively.
>
> How hard could it be to make cp avoid this problem?
> GNU cp does not have any problems with this action.


You need only to write a patch and send it to the developers and voilĂ 
you have what you want!


I doubt it.
"name too long (not copied)"
Seems a lot more hand-holdy than just consuming
all of your inodes and crashing in an undignified manner
(which is what I would have bet on).
The lesson is:  be more careful with your wildcards,
this is OS, not AI*.


*Doing stupid things just as quickly and efficiently as
smart things is proper operating system design, if
you ask me.
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