Tom McLaughlin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Hi, I have a quick question about the cp command and recursively copying > a directory. If I type: > > $ cp -R /foo/file/ ~/ > > I get in my home directory a file called "file". If I type: > > $ cp -R /foo/file ~/ > > I get in my home directory a directory called "foo" and a file called > "file". Can someone explain why the trailing slash cp to behave > differently? > > My user shell is pdksh and the root shell is csh. I have pdksh set to > use "complete-list" and csh to use "autolist". Is this behavior just > something unique to FreeBSD? I tried the same on my OpenBSD box and the > two commands worked the same and created a directory with a file in it. > I also don't remember these working differently on linux. Do I possibly > have something setup wrong with my shells? Thanks.
I can't reproduce this under any shell, including pdksh. I'm running -STABLE (and have the pdksh port) as of last Sunday. -- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area: resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/ username/password "public" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"