[Samba] Unexpected results with DOS COPY command and Samba 3.0.2

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Apr 15 01:29:47 GMT 2004

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 07:10:51PM -0400, Josh Lindenmuth wrote:
> The DOS copy command does not seem to work as expected with Samba.  There
> are 2 bugs (or issues with our configuration):
> 1.  Copying with a wildcard does not maintain dates (e.g. 'copy
> G:\SMBNET\file?.txt G:\SMBNET\OUT\' changes the dates to today on Win98 and
> prior)
> 2.  Copying with a wildcard for a single file creates an incomplete file
> (e.g. 'copy G:\SMBNET\large?.exe file7.exe' will create a 6K file even
> though the source is 3M - using xcopy or the full path name works fine)
> I realize COPY in a DOS .BAT is not the greatest way to move around data,
> but we have 100's of old DOS batch files that are still using copy commands
> that I'd hate to mess with.
> Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Whew... you had me worried there for a bit....

I thought this was a really bad Samba bug - then I reproduced
it between Win2003 and WinNT. It's a Windows redirector bug...

I'd appreciate it if you could confirm this Windows to Windows.

We just emulate Windows perfectly here :-)


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