On Mon, 11 Jul 2005, Bryan Larsen wrote:
> > Most everything includes git-sh-setup-script anyway by now.
> > However, what are the features that break the default apple tools anyway?
> > Maybe we should avoid using them? OSX clearly comes with "cp" and "xargs"
> > regardless, what are the flags that don't work with their cruddy versions?
> xargs -r, cp -l, cp -u, cp -a. Git uses the first 2, cogito uses all 4.
I think we can replace "xargs -r" with just plain "xargs". It results in
an empty "rm -f", but hey, that's ok. If some broken "rm" complains about
that (GNU rm doesn't), you can always do
find .. | xargs rm -f dummy-file.o
which makes sure that we have a dummy argument even for an empty list..
> Last night, I couldn't think of alternatives to these, but I obviously
> didn't try very hard. xargs -r can probably happen via a temporary file
> and cp -u can probably be simulated using rsync.
I don't see a good alternative for "cp -l".
I also don't see why, if OS-X already _does_ include the GNU tools, they
couldn't be under /opt/fsf/bin or something like that, and then you could
and be done with it.
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