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Re: Backup problem using "cp"




Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/07/2018 06:54 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
>> Richard Owlett wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> 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.

Yep, it should.
> 2nd - It appears that cp creates a tangle of sub-directories >100
>        levels deep - each sub-directory has same string as its name ;{

If you did something that resolved to stick 'cp' into a recursive loop,
yup that'd definitely happen. Same with rsync.


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