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An updated coreutils package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is the combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.
- An incomplete fix for behavior of the "mv --backup" command, that was released with the RHBA-2011:1074 errata advisory, caused the "cp --backup" command to work incorrectly. When used with a directory as a source argument, the "cp --backup" command did not backup individual files within the directory but whole directory. This update corrects the problem and the "--backup" feature of the "cp" utility now works as intended again.
All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.