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Re: Data loss



Andrew Morton wrote:

> Francesco Pirozzi <francesco pirozzi accent it> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > it happened with my RH73 that the same partition (ext3 fs, of course) was mounted
> > onto
> > two different mount points ( "/" and "/mnt/removable" respectively) and a copy of
> > files
> > from one path to another (e.g. "cp /opt/myfile /mnt/removable/opt) reveiled to be
> > an overwriting procedure.
>
> Rather offtopic, but this should have generated an error
>
>         cp: `/opt/myfile' and `/mnt/removable/opt/myfile' are the same file
>
> It does in 2.5...
>
> Or maybe you were using something other than `cp'?

An alias was set:

alias cp="cp -rf"

but I also remember that some message has to be expected in this case,
even after the alias has been set.

A kind of:

"error: source and destination files are identical."

Am I right?










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