What's GNU in Old Utilities

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 19, 2005 10:22 PM EDT
Linux Magazine; By Jerry Peek
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Utility programs like cp have new features you may not have seen. Here’s the third in a series about some of the handiest. Back in Unix Version 7, cp, mv, and ln had no options: they simply copied, renamed, or linked one or more files to a destination. Now, GNU cp has more than twenty options, and mv and ln aren’t far behind. Is this feature creep or innovation?

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