Marcel Moolenaar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> According to the manpage, if you remove -U it doesn't create new
> directories or symlinks. At least that's how I interpret it.

You interpret it wrong. -U just tells mtree to fix permissions. The
canonical way to use the mtree files in /etc/mtree is 'mtree -deU -f
<file> -p <path>', e.g. 'mtree -deU -f /etc/mtree/BSD.root.dist -p /'.

Dag-Erling Smorgrav - [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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