Clone current directory into /destination verbosely

find . | cpio -pumdv /destination
Copy every file from current directory to destination preserving modification time.

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By: nutria
2009-04-28 22:08:30

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cp -R --preserve=timestamps * /destination
SlimG · 477 weeks and 1 day ago
this cp -R will not copy idden files
nutria · 477 weeks and 1 day ago
I thought that was slick actually. Worked like advertised.
freimacon · 476 weeks and 6 days ago
Quick mode to copy only directory structure : find . -type d | cpio -pvdm /destination
dotcol · 419 weeks and 3 days ago
Wise command, cpio is very underrated.
zlemini · 364 weeks and 6 days ago

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