Copying an entire tree

Pat Lashley patl+freebsd at
Thu Aug 21 12:30:18 PDT 2003

Is there any simple clean way to copy an entire directory tree and
preserve both the flags (like schg) AND hard links within the tree?
(And, of course, preserve device special nodes, etc.)

	cp -r	Copies hardlinked files as separate files
	cpio	Doesn't preserve flags
	pax	Doesn't preserve flags
	dump	Only works on entire filesystems

If it matters, I'm particularly interested in doing this on RELENG_5_1;
but a solution that works in 4-STABLE would also be appreciated.


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