Re: ReiserFS + 2.4.4
On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 09:06:04AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ethan> cp -R is a horribly wrong thing to use for this task, it
> Ethan> will destroy symlinks and hardlinks. turning them into
> Ethan> duplicate files. use cpio or tar.
> cp -a
> will preserve everything, too, I think. I often use the -x parameter,
> too (stay on one file system).
There are porblems with symlinks in the target location using cp... the best
way is to do something like:
# tar cf - /usr | ( cd /new_partition ; tar xf - )
Brandon High email@example.com
I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing!