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Re: secure install

On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 02:14:44PM -0500, Steve Robbins wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 06:21:04PM +0100, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> > The disadvantage of this command is that it doesn't preserve hardlinks.
> Really?  Mine preserves hard (and soft) links.

strange...reading...hm it says it does...trying...and it does, how come?

I'm sure that just days ago whilst copying my mirror with cp -a to
a new drive the size of the new mirror exploded, but using good old
tar the size of the new mirror was about the same as the old mirror.
I think I checked some hardlinks, and sure enough they had vanished,
but in the light of this new test I'm not so sure anymore. Anyway,
cp -a seems to work.

groetjes, carel

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