Re: [dev] why avoid install?

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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:12:43 -0500

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014, at 09:55, Dimitris Papastamos wrote:
> Regarding your question on cp -f then the answer is not quite.
> cp -f will try to unlink the destination if it fails to open it for
> whatever
> reason.

And if the target is running and writing to a running binary is a
problem, opening it will fail with [ETXTBSY], meaning it will be
unlinked. You can argue about whether that is the purpose or something
else (permission errors within a directory you own) is the purpose, but
it will certainly solve that problem.
Received on Wed Nov 19 2014 - 17:12:43 CET

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