On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 04:03 PM, Felix Deichmann wrote:
Chuck Swiger wrote:
tar handles symbolic links properly, whereas cp will "copy through" the contents of the link.

Also true for cp -R? :-)

No, but not all systems have "cp -R", although FreeBSD does. Likewise for the "-p" or "--preserve-permissions" option...


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