bugGNU Core Utilities - Bugs: bug #4771, Feature request: --dry-run


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bug #4771: Feature request: --dry-run

Submitter:  Invalid User ID <#17216>
Submitted:  Sat 16 Aug 2003 06:11:58 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Sun 08 Oct 2006 08:46:20 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This is now officially "won't fix".

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Group administrator
Sun 08 Oct 2006 08:44:30 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Changed severity to "wish".  But I don't expect this ever to be implemented.  Already, there is enough complication just supporting --verbose.

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Group administrator
Sat 16 Aug 2003 06:11:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

It would be handy if some of the coreutils (particularly cp and mv) had a --dry-run option that tries to do everything short of actually copying or moving the files.  The output of --dry-run --verbose would be the same as the output of --verbose, as far as possible.

The suggested name of the option is chosen for consistency with GNU patch.

Invalid User ID <#17216>


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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
2006-10-08 meyering StatusNone Wont Fix
2006-10-08 meyering Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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