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Re: initializing linux partitions after installation


On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 07:56:36AM +0000, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> No, but it means you're going to want to move the directory and copy its
> contents to the new mountpoint once you've created it:
>     $ sudo bash
>     # cd /
>     # mv home home-bak
>     # mount /home
>     # cp -pdR home-bak/* /home

It works for /home since it usually does not have any filename starting
with "." period in it.

For the the last line of the example, I would use a command line:

    # cp -pdR home-bak/. /home

or using equivalent and easy to remember "archive" option:

   # cp -a home-bak/. /home

This ensures that everything gets copied including file names starting
with period.

Cheers :)

PS: without "/." after home-bak, /home/home-bak/is created.
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