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Re: [vox-tech] Utility to image a hard drive



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On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 14:43 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting chris (teknopup@gmail.com):
> 
> > cp -r $1/* $2 
> > 
> > :)
> 
> Major win for simplicity!  But consider "cp -ax [foo] [bar]".
> 
> The "a" accomplishes everything "r" does, while avoiding dereferencing
> symlinks, and preserving ownership, permissions, and time stamps.  The
> "x" avoids accidentally crossing filesystem boundaries, which can be 
> A Very Bad Thing, if, say, copying the root FS.  (Trying to copy
> /proc/kcore will ruin your whole day.)
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