Makefile using cp -arf

Lillian Angel langel at
Mon Feb 11 06:49:52 PST 2008

Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò wrote:
> "Michael Franz" <mvfranz at>
> writes:
>> I am not sure, but I think that -pRf is the equivalent of -arf on Linux.
> -a in GNU cp is -dpPR; -d is rarely needed, and what is requested is
>  -pPR, -pRf should be enough in most cases where -arf is used.
> (I coped with a similar migration in Gentoo's ebuilds when I've started
> orking on Gentoo/FreeBSD).


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