[CentOS] scp copy remote files does NOT copy link?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 19:39:51 UTC 2009

Tom H wrote:
>>>> Does there has way scp not change "link" setup?
>>> I've always preferred 'rsync -essh -aHv  source host:path' over scp for
>>> remote copies.  It will generally get everything right and in the case
>>> where part of the content is already there it is much more efficient.
>> I know I'm going to be embarrassed by the answer to this one but I've
>> checked a couple rsync and ssh references, including man rsync, and do
>> not find an option -H.  What is it?
> -H, --hard-links      preserve hard links

Most of the other options to create as exact a duplicate as possible are 
bundled into the '-a' option.  However, since there is no efficient way 
to handle hardlink matching and recreation (it needs a brute-force inode 
table lookup), it is left separate.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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