a quick and easy backup program?

Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Sun Feb 26 11:38:09 EST 2006

Lorenzo Taylor <lorenzo at taylor.homelinux.net> writes:

> There is only 1 problem with the `cp -a /' option.  It misses hidden
> files, those files that begin with a dot.  This is usually only a
> problem in home directories, but that is exactly why it causes such a
> problem.

That's why using rsync is a really good idea.  Also using cp -a
usually only misses dotfiles in the starting directory so you can
bypass that problem by starting with cp -a /* I believe.  It's been so
long since I used cp -a that I can't remember anymore.  Rsync is your
friend for large or careful transfers between systems or just



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