Re: The tar trick !!!

On 2009-06-06, annalissa wrote:
Grant Edwards wrote:

But I don't really see why "cp -a" won't work. It handles
links, device files, permissions, etc.

BTW which is more preferred cp -a or tar ..???

Neither; the POSIX command is pax.

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