begin kevin lyda quotation:
> > begin Donncha O Caoimh quotation:
>> you know that begin thing is a pain in the ass for folks who read this
> using outlook at work.
You appear to be mistaken. I've inquired, and found that _even_
MS-Outlook users are generally competent to deal with that. At least
within sigma of their mean IQ.
(One might remark further that people's travails with broken MUAs are
not my problem, but that's rather beside the point, in this case.)
> Besides the obvious five year old style of argument....
Wow! From zero to personal name-calling in about half a second. I
believe we have a new record, here.
> -p doesn't preserve them?
The manpage section on that option says only "Preserve file attributes
if possible. Pray do read the source, Luke, and enlighten us.
> as for sparse files i don't see them preserved
> on tru64 or solaris either.
The point, as I stated, was to warn that GNU cp's sparse-files heuristic
doesn't deal well (intelligently) with them, compared to some other
available tools on Linux. If you wish me to research the matter
extensively, take a number, and I'll get back to you.
> it's not a simple problem to solve, at least efficiently.
> -z (tar or rsync) on the same machine?
No, I'd usually omit that on the same machine, if I think to do so. I
usually am copying between hosts, and so am in the habit of tying that.
Cheers, Right to keep and bear
Rick Moen Haiku shall not be abridged
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