On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 02:35:51PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > However, both the cp and cpio methods failed for me here - they didn't
> > maintain the symlinks and filled the destination disk.
>> That's very odd, given that you used the appropriate switches.
Odd as in buggy - unlike rsync there are no switches related to hard links.
At least in the case of cpio (for which I've RTFS) this is the normal
behaviour i.e. to do The Right Thing. But unfortunately, cpio's
implementation of doing the right thing is false. A hash is used and I
suspect it dies on beng handed 100000 files. I haven't looked at the source
for cp but as it fails in the same way as cpio I suspect it's using
> And, yes, rsync _is_ wonderful. It's my preferred tool for such things.
Mine too, now :-)
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