On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:42:03 +0200, Merlin Büge wrote:
>Also cp -pr does not preserve links or xattrs for example. Maybe cp
>-ar would be more appropriate.

Ok, actually I regularly backup to a tar archive and at least links are
preserved. I seemingly missed to use the --xattrs switch, fortunately
this never caused an issue for me, but I consider to add it to my
scripts soon.

Thank you for the pointer and my apologies for the false advice.


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