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Re: [SLE] Duplicating a directory structure
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:48:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <200607271448.00409.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 27 July 2006 2:11 pm, Marlier, Ian wrote:
> I need to duplicate a directory structure on a SuSE 10.0 box -- not the
> files, just the directory tree.
> I thought this would be pretty simple, using find, but I'm running into
> big issues because many (as in almost all) of the directories have
> spaces in their names. For the life of me I can't get the silly thing
> to put everything where it should be.
> The current directory structure is something like the following:
> /tmp/origin
> /tmp/origin/folder one
Use the cp(1) command with the -r (recursive) option. Note that -p also
preserves permissions. Alternatively, rsync or even tar:
cd /tmp
mkdir /tmpdup
tar cf - . | (cd /tmpdup;tar xf -)

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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