On Wed, 2003-12-24 at 21:05, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Lowell.  I looked at cvsweb and their have been some changes
since 4.9.

Tom

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