A probably bug tracking permissions while branching

John A Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Tue Aug 16 14:51:36 BST 2005

Otavio Salvador wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> writes:
>>Otavio Salvador wrote:
>>>Today I was going to branch a driver to hack and add support to my
>>>webcam on it and found a little but serious issue, IMHO. It didn't
>>>preserve my permissions while branching.
>>bzr does not currently track permissions.
>>There have been several proposals for how to handle it. At least one
>>which has been implemented, but so far it hasn't been the highest
>>priority item.
> Ok. Nice to know this is a know problem.
> I'll use, for a while, cp -ar to branch :-D

If your editor supports breaking hardlinks, "cp -al" can be used as an
optimization. bzr should handle hardlinked files without any problems.


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