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

Thanks both. Agree with Junio it would be better if squashed; apologize
for not catching it earlier, but the following might help to make it
visible for anyone that care to run the linter:

  $ make test-lint-shell-syntax

-- >8 --
From: =?UTF-8?q?Carlo=20Marcelo=20Arenas=20Bel=C3=B3n?= <carenas@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [PATCH] tests: add lint for non portable cp -a

cp -a, while a common flag isn't in POSIX and will therefore fail
on systems that don't have GNUish tools (like OpenBSD, AIX or Solaris)

Signed-off-by: Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belón <carenas@xxxxxxxxx>
 t/check-non-portable-shell.pl | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/t/check-non-portable-shell.pl b/t/check-non-portable-shell.pl
index b45bdac688..8037eef777 100755
--- a/t/check-non-portable-shell.pl
+++ b/t/check-non-portable-shell.pl
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ sub err {
+	/\bcp\s+-a/ and err 'cp -a is not portable';
 	/\bsed\s+-i/ and err 'sed -i is not portable';
 	/\becho\s+-[neE]/ and err 'echo with option is not portable (use printf)';
 	/^\s*declare\s+/ and err 'arrays/declare not portable';