On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 08:35, Dan Strick wrote: > > No, I hadn't thought of using rsync for a purely local copy. But now > > that I've tried it, add it to the list of utilities that lose the flags. > > (I'm particularly interested in preserving the schg and nodump flags.) > > > > So far, the only thing I know of that seems to do everything right > > is cvsup. But it's really a bit cumbersome to set up for a one-time > > copy. > > I have another program that might be "a bit cumbersome to set up for a > one-time copy." You would have to edit a Makefile to specify its > installation directory and do "make install". Since the program is > designed to maintain identical (i.e. with a carefully managed set of > differences) branches of file systems on possibly large numbers of > different machines, the command syntax can be a bit messy. I routinely > use a simple shell front-end to compare and copy file system branches > on my machine(s). This program may be overkill. (Note: a command > line flag is required to enable special file copies.) > > If you are desperate and have enough free space in the file system > that is to contain the copy (which must not be the file system that > contains the original), you could use dump/restore. Since the version > of dump that comes with FreeBSD only seems to be willing to dump only > entire file systems, you have to copy the whole thing and delete > the parts you don't like. If the original and the copy have to be > in the same file system or if you don't have enough free space there > but you do have enough space somewhere else, you can make an intermediate > copy and trim that one down before the final copy.
This should work without intermediate storage; just pipe from dump to restore; eg # dump -0 -a -f - filesystem | restore -x -f - selected-tree Of course you need to be in the right place to get thr restore where you want it. Dump/restore is also the only technique I've found to retain the holes in holey files. Malcolm Kay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"