I've been told in the past that if you have a series of directories with subdirectories that you need to copy to another location on a disk, it is better to tar the directory, move the tarred file to the destination, and then untar it, rather than using cp to copy the directory and all of its contents.
I don't know what the actual rationale is for this. Can anyone explain why it is oftentimes better to tar something rather than using cp when copying directories and their contents? Thanks, - Jamie "A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself." _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"