equivalent to linux cp -al

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Sun Feb 19 07:14:22 PST 2006

Matias Surdi wrote:
> I've a script on a linux box wich makes backups, it uses the "cp -al"
> command to make hard links and preserve atributes.
> Is there an equivalent on FreeBSD?

"cp -p" comes reasonably close, but will duplicate files rather than creating
hard links.  If you need to preserve hard links, consider using tar or maybe
rsync to do the copying instead.


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