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Re: [PATCH] t6036: avoid "cp -a"

Elijah Newren <newren@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Thanks for the patch!
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 6:52 PM Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belón
> ...
> Oops.  Thanks for catching.  To be honest, we don't even need -a, -R,
> etc. -- it was just a habit for me to add -a after cp.  A simple cp
> would do, though what you have here is fine too.

Thanks, both.  I think the topic won't escape 'next' until 2.20
final, and after that we can rewind 'next', so it may be better
to squash it in, but anyway...

-- >8 --
From: Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belón <carenas@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:52:12 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] t6036: avoid non-portable "cp -a"

b8cd1bb713 ("t6036, t6043: increase code coverage for file collision
handling", 2018-11-07) uses this GNU extension that is not available
in a POSIX complaint cp.  In this particular case, there is no need to
use the option, as it is just copying a single file to create another

Signed-off-by: Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belón <carenas@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
 t/t6036-recursive-corner-cases.sh | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/t/t6036-recursive-corner-cases.sh b/t/t6036-recursive-corner-cases.sh
index b7488b00c0..d23b948f27 100755
--- a/t/t6036-recursive-corner-cases.sh
+++ b/t/t6036-recursive-corner-cases.sh
@@ -1631,7 +1631,7 @@ test_expect_success 'check nested conflicts' '
 		# Compare m to expected contents
 		>empty &&
-		cp -a m_stage_2 expected_final_m &&
+		cp m_stage_2 expected_final_m &&
 		test_must_fail git merge-file --diff3 \
 			-L "HEAD"                     \
 			-L "merged common ancestors"  \