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Re: Backup problem using "cp"




On 05/07/2018 06:54 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
Richard Owlett wrote:
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I suspect long term I want "rsync" [ *MUCH* reading to do! ]

Perhaps; although depending on the source / target pathing, you may run
into the same length issues.


1st - I suspect that --exclude will eliminate multiple pit falls.
2nd - It appears that cp creates a tangle of sub-directories >100
      levels deep - each sub-directory has same string as its name ;{

I'll likely abandon further immediate investigation of cp. I've other projects to complete <grin>