On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 05:11:11PM +0000, Brian G wrote:
> Im trying to move the contents of a directory from one server to another
> and im looking for an easy way to do this to save time and bandwidth.
> Does any one have any cleaver ideas on how to do this. i suppose
> tar the directory and then telnet or something to the other server,
> and transfer the drectorybut i dont know the commands for that.
> Can anyone help out.
if you're on a system (both the local and remote end) with a newish
version of tar that supports bzip2 (tar --help|grep bzip2):
tar Icpf - dir.to.move | ssh remotehost 'cd remote/dir && tar Ixpf -'
tar zcpf - dir.to.move | ssh remotehost 'cd remote/dir && tar zxpf -'
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