[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Tue Nov 9 12:28:56 EST 1999

> I always wonder why people use tar beasts if they have the wonderful
> GNU cp?

Because cp will completely foul up device files.  Try copying /dev/mem from 
one place to another.  You won't like the results :-)

> Lean back and enjoy the show... I think this alternative is far less
> error prone, because people have less to type and actually understand
> what they do.

And in all of the normal output, there might be an error that you will 
completely miss.  I like things that shut up unless they have something to say 
that I really need to know about.


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