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Re: A-posteriori use of another HDD for the /home/username

On Fri,25.Dec.09, 15:25:56, Glenn English wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Merciadri Luca wrote:
> > You were right. I just made a diff, and folders beginning with a dot
> > were not copied. I was simply using
> > $ cp --recursive --update *.* [...] [...]
> > 
> > What would be these appropriate switches to achieve this? 
> I always just say 'cp -a .* <destination dir>' in addition to what you 
> already did to copy (recursively) everything beginning with a period. 
> If there are switches to do this, I've missed them in my reading of 
> the man page.

Why would '.*' be better than a simple '*'?

Andrei, always keen on keeping things as simple as possible
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