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Re: tar, cpio, or cp?

On Tue, Nov 25, 1997 at 10:40:10AM +0100, Francesco Potorti` wrote:
>    tar cf /path | ( cd other/path ; tar xvf -)

	This one's good.

>    cd /path; find . | cpio -dump /other/path

	This one (actually, find) won't handle filenames with newlines.
	If dump would have something like xargs -0 parameter it would
	be better.

	echo test >'new

> Why not 
>    cp -a /path /other/path

	Won't handle devices, pipes, etc.

> but after a first look none of the three seems to do everything right,

	Why isn't the tar one good?
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