On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:24:02AM -0700, Kyle J. McKay wrote:

> Since 11502468 and 04c1ee57 (both first appearing in v1.8.5), the
> t7001-mv test has used "cp -a" to perform a copy in several of the
> tests.
> However, the "-a" option is not required for a POSIX cp utility and
> some platforms' cp utilities do not support it.
> The POSIX equivalent of -a is -R -P -p.
> Change "cp -a" to "cp -R -P -p" so that the t7001-mv test works
> on systems with a cp utility that only implements the POSIX
> required set of options and not the "-a" option.

I wonder if the "-R" is the part that we actually care about here.
Including the others does not hurt in that case, but using only "-R"
would perhaps make it more obvious to a later reader of the code exactly
what we are trying to do.

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