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From: Wolfgang Lux <wlux@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] building Batteries Included under OS X?
Nathan Gray wrote:

> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli  
> <zack@upsilon.cc> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 02:46:23PM +0200, Alan Schmitt wrote:
>>> By the way, is this a good place to report these kinds of bugs?
>>
>> Yes, the project tracker on the ocamlcore forge (which hosts the
>> project). You can find it at
>> http://forge.ocamlcore.org/tracker/?group_id=17 , it is linked from
>> the batteries project homepage.
>>
>> Patches would be appreciated ;-), especially because we not
>> necessarily know which alternative tools are available on Mac OS X to
>> do the equivalent of "cp -a".
>
> cp -R
>
> or cp -Rp if you need to preserve permissions and other such metadata.

The FreeBSD man page for cp (available online at: http:// 
www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi? 
query=cp&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+7.2-RELEASE&format=html)  
says that -a is the same as -RpP. And this should indeed work for any  
POSIX compatible system (not only Mac OS X).

Wolfgang