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  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] I told you so
  • From: "Mark K. Kim" <MAPSmkkim@ucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:16:05 -0700
  • References: 008001c0c9d1$caac4810$cbabbbcc@a21m

On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Jay Strauss wrote:

> Someone told me to copy all the bin from my ksh dist to my /bin directory.
> This seemed a little risky so I copied my /bin to /bin.0 just in case.  Then
> I copied the ksh stuff to /bin.  Now my machine is kinda hosed.  I quickly:
>
> cd /bin.0
> cp -rf * /bin

When backing up stuff, use `cp -a <src> <dst>` rather than `cp -rf <src>
<dst>`.  It preserves ownership, time/date, permissions, symlinks, the
whole bit.

-Mark

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