[thelist] Tar and maintaining permissions....

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Fri Dec 22 15:54:34 CST 2000


I'm trying to move a large (couple of Gigs) set of files and directories to 
a new hard drive on my linux box and I'm having problems maintaining 
permissions during the move. Can I get another set of eyeballs on my tar 
command and maybe tell me what I'm doing wrong?

	tar cpf - *|(cd /new/dir;tar xvpf -)

I'm launching the above command while root, from the olde base directory. 
/new/dir is the new base directory.

Thanks in advance.
Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

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