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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap




On Mon 08 Oct 2018 at 06:59:15 (+0100), Tixy wrote:
> On Sun, 2018-10-07 at 20:08 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> [...]
> > If you're impatient and want to copy files to the stick during
> > installation, note that (last time I looked) cp has no -n switch
> > at this time.
> 
> $ man cp | grep -C1 '\-n,'
> 
>        -n, --no-clobber
>               do not overwrite an existing file (overrides a previous -i option)

You're on the wrong man page. You need to read   man busybox.
(I haven't checked how much of stretch's busybox is in d-i's busybox;
perhaps all, perhaps not.)

I would expect people to figure out the workaround of using a fresh
stick and consolidating (if required) later. Perhaps; perhaps not.

Cheers,
David.