Clone /

find . -path ./mnt -prune -o -path ./lost+found -prune -o -path ./sys -prune -o -path ./proc -prune -o -print | cpio -pumd /destination && mkdir /destination/mnt/ && mkdir /destination/proc && mkdir /destination/sys
Clone linux installation.

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By: nutria
2009-04-28 22:14:45

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What Others Think

...Ubuntu user here, which attests to how much I don't know, but why can't we just do cp -R or mkfs or something? Is the find really necessary?
kaedenn · 477 weeks and 2 days ago
well, cp -R is good to copy /somedirectory in /destination/somedirectory but not very good to clone /somedirectory in /destination and if you have a filesystem mounted on /destination, you want do that
nutria · 477 weeks and 2 days ago
Since this info was not in my manpage and i had to think/google a bit: -o is short for the logic OR operand. Will be -or in the manpage.
Schneckentreiber · 477 weeks and 2 days ago

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