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On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 06:33 -0400, Leo Razoumov wrote:
> On 4/8/08, Brett Nash <> wrote:
> >  [..snip..]
> > Copy is something which generally has to implemented in user space,
> >  there isn't normally a system call to do it.  Hence no POSIXy or Unixy
> >  way of doing it.

> "cp" is part of of POSIX standard "IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition,
> Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
> Interface (POSIX)".

And cp isn't a system call: it's a user space tool that usually reads a
block and then writes it repetitively.