[TAG] 2-cent Tip: Copying a partition
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Mar 20 17:20:39 MSK 2007
On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 09:09:30AM +0000, Thomas Adam wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 08:57:17 +0000
> Neil Youngman <ny at youngman.org.uk> wrote:
> > I'm not sure what this does that wouldn't be done by 'cp -ax'?
> Lots. cp -ax wouldn't handle non-regular files, and would suffer the
> same file limit restructions as shell globbing would, hence you'd have
> to mitigate it with xargs, etc.
> Note that the tar equivalent would be something like:
> (tar cf - *) | ( cd /target; tar xfp -)
> Plus various different incantations thereof.
...e.g., '-mount' or '-xdev', which tell 'find' not to descend into
directories on mounted FSes. I've never used either of these options, so
I may be off, but I recalled seeing them in the 'find' man page and
thinking "oooh, nifty tool."
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