Unix Tip #4569- September 14, 2013


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ALTERNATIVE TO CP


Define the following alias:

tar cvf - . | ( cd \!* ; tar xvf - )

or as an alias:

alias cpbytar 'tar cvf - . | ( cd \!* ; tar xvf - )'
(The alias definition above is for CSH)

To do a recursive copy of a directory to another location,
preserving the PERMISSIONS and OWNERSHIP of the files.
"cd" to the source location and invoke the following alias

cpbytar

This tip generously supported by: bhavin@informix.com


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