BSD equivalent of GNU/Linux cp -rpu ?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Jan 11 12:36:11 UTC 2012

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:00:37 -0500, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> the -u flag, for update, means not to copy files that
> exist in both the source and destination unless the
> source version is newer.

Hmmm... sounds as if you mean cpdup (which you'll
find in the ports collection).

> Would I use something like rsync or pax ?

Yes, rsync also sounds promising. :-)

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