[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Thu Nov 11 13:27:57 EST 1999

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Jeff Dike wrote:

> I did just -p.
> Both the man page and info file say this:
>        -a, --archive
>               same as -dpR
> -d is preserve symlinks, -p is preserve attributes, and -R is recurse.
> -d and -R obviously weren't relevant, so I tried -p in case the file type was 
> considered an attribute (which tar doesn't do, -p is just permissions and 
> owners).

It's the -R (just tried it -- my machine doesn't sink when copying
/dev/mem byte by byte :-), it seems that the developers somehow associated
recursion and "copying a device as a device".

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