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Re: cpio WAS: Rearranging partitions

Martin Stromberg writes:
> The con regarding "cp -a" is that it's GNU cp. Versions on other systems 
> fuck up symbolic links e. g. 

I used this very same method to migrate my debian system to a new hard drive
and I agree with the above!  I had /usr/local/bin setup with symbolic links
(for my own private syntax in case I forget to use the pure *nix syntax) and
the "cp -a" destroyed those links. I now have copies of the commands in place
of the links. Everything still works ok, so I'm not greatly disturbed by this
"feature" of "cp -a".

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Thomas Kocourek  KD4CIK

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