Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> writes: > On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:25 PM, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote: >> On 2 July 2017 at 18:33, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: >>> system("cp -a ...") call in favor of something more portable.
>> If we're ok with using Perl there's File::Copy::Recursive::dircopy() >> which does exactly that. > This stuff needs to support perl down to 5.8.0, and that's a reason > behind having src/test/perl/RecursiveCopy.pm. So I would suggest just > to use that. cp is not portable on Windows as well, that's a recipe > for non-portable code there. I can't see going this path in pg_regress, because then you would have exactly zero test functionality in a non-Perl build. What I had in mind was a frontend-friendly version of backend/storage/file/copydir.c, either just dropped into pg_regress.c or put in src/common/. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers