Re: problem with symlinks
On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:
: On 4/1/2000 Sylwester Zelazko wrote:
: > While moving /usr partition to other location i copied links as files.
: >Now most of programs and libraries in /usr/lib aren't symlinks. Is't other way
: >to recreate them except installing again ?
: this is why its better to use tar instead of cp but cp -a might do
: the copy correctly. another option is cpio, but I am not quite used
: to using that utility yet.
: (cd / ; tar -cvpf - usr) | (cd dest ; tar -xvpf -)
cpio is easy to use once you get used to its twisted ways of thinking :)
find /usr | cpio -padm /target
Mount the target partition on "/target" (/mnt is a good choice)
use `find -xdev' if you want to confine find to one partition e.g `find
/ -xdev' will only find files on the root partition and won't enter
mounted partitions ...
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