[CentOS] Need to do some careful moving...
Alfred von Campe
alfred at von-campe.com
Wed Jun 27 01:32:44 UTC 2007
On Jun 26, 2007, at 21:03, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> When I built this new Centos 5 drive, I copied over much of my old
> data using cp, and did not use the -preserve option. Ouch. I need
> those file create dates so that documents and such sort properly,
> I recovered much of my stuff from a tar built back in mid-May (but
> I missed that the tar backup ended abnormally, as I was tar-ing to
> a USB attached drive formatted FAT32, and at 4Gb, it stopped).
> Now I want to copy all of my newer files into this recovered
> directory. The -u option of cp and mv will do the wrong thing, of
> course. I want to only copy files that are NOT present in the
> recovered directory. I will of course still be stuck with a lot of
> files with a Jun 18 date that were created between the backup date
> and Jun 18, but at least I will be better off....
Sounds like the perfect job for rsync. You probably want to use the -
a option. Check out the man page and test on a different directory
until you get the directory hierarchy just right.
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