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Re: [vox-tech] I told you so
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Re: [vox-tech] I told you so



That's a good tip, I was sorta (in the back of my head) wondering how you
did it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark K. Kim" <mkkim@ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] I told you so


> 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
>
> ---
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> PGP key available upon request.


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