does --files-from transfer files in the order given?

Paul Slootman paul at
Sun Apr 10 13:38:42 GMT 2005

There are one or two open bug reports in the Debian bug tracking system
that boil down to being able to specify the order files are trasferred.
One example where this is useful is to first transfer the packages, then
the list of packages. That means that the available list of packages is
always consistent, without any packages listed being temporarily

I'm sure Wayne knows this without having to look at the code :-)

If it does, a note in the manpage would be useful.

Paul Slootman

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