Copying Frequently Given Answers

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The Frequently Given Answers are first published in the United Kingdom. "All rights reserved." simply does not apply.

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Some tools do not preserve this datestamp when copying web pages. If you save a web page to file using Mozilla, for example, it does not preserve the last modification datestamp. It is not permitted to copy a Frequently Given Answer in this manner. Use a tool that preserves datestamps, such as wget for example.

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