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Re: [vox-tech] Copying/ Moving Large number of files
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Re: [vox-tech] Copying/ Moving Large number of files

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 09:07:13PM -0800, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> Troy Arnold wrote:
> > 
> > mv would be fine because the file isn't unlinked from the source until it
> > has successfully been written to the destination.
> I strongly disagree, having had problems with mv and large numbers of files.
> It isn't that data gets lost... it is simply that sorting out the mess
> of directories and files in two different places if there is a problem
> is a headache.

yeah, I agree with your disagreement :)  mv is only fine if everything goes

> > Still, I'd use rsync.  It has the advantage that it can resume if for some
> > reason the transfer gets interrupted. 
> > 
> > rsync -av dir1 /bla/bla/bla
> rsync -avr ?

-a is 'archive' mode.  It turns on a bunch of flags, including -r

rsync is the shiznit.

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