GNU bug report logs - #28036
cp: suppress duplicated errors, silence errors completely

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>; merged with #28341; dated Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:12:01 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Forcibly Merged 28036 28341. Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Changed bug title to 'cp: suppress duplicated errors, silence errors completely' from 'less duplicate error messages and adding '-F' to recover lost behaviors...?' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Two related things...

Tried to copy a dir from my linux Music folder to my portable player.
Linux uses XFS.  Player uses VFAT.


Wanted to copy all available & supported meta info from source to dir,

cp -af
>  cp -a Valkyrja /l/
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/folder.jpg=E2=80=99: =
Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/01 Valkyrja(=E3=83=B4=
=E3=82=A1=E3=83=AB=E3=82=AD=E3=83=AA=E3=82=A2).=20
flac=E2=80=99: Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/02 =E5=A6=96=E7=B2=BE=
=E5=B8=9D=E5=9C=8B.flac=E2=80=99: Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/Scans/mo07.jpg=E2=80=99=
: Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/Scans/mo05.jpg=E2=80=99=
: Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/Scans/mo06.jpg=E2=80=99=
: Not supported
cp: preserving permissions for =E2=80=98/l/Valkyrja/Scans/mo01.jpg=E2=80=99=
: Not supported
...

1) If Target file system doesn't support preserving permissions,
is it really necessary to display the problem with the target
filesystem with each item copied?


2) It used to be that 'f' silenced such errors, but posix redefined
the switch's behavior to no longer do that.  So... how about
adding the behavior(s) back with a 'F' switch, to attempt to a) force
the copy, b) silence errors, and perhaps, even, c) ignore errors and
continue running as though the errors didn't occur?


Thanks...
linda







Acknowledgement sent to L A Walsh <coreutils@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#28036; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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