Equivalence to cp -Ru

Thomas Mueller mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 7 06:53:02 UTC 2013

On Fri, 6 Dec 2013 19:56:18 +0100, Daniel Patón wrote:
> In Linux I used the following command in bash on an external USB disk:

> cp -Ru * /media/BACKUP

> Now in FreeBSD with csh the command cp is a little different.

I asked about the same question some months ago, having used cp -Rpu in Linux (p preserves permissions).

Best answer I got then was rsync.

I see Polytropon's suggestion, cpdup, is much smaller.

I find cpdup in FreeBSD ports but not NetBSD pkgsrc.


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