[svlug] Mass copying

Bill Jonas bill at billjonas.com
Sun Mar 18 00:46:01 PST 2001

On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 11:50:27AM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
>    "(cd olddirectory ; 'tar Sczpf - ) | (cd newdirectory ; tar Sxvzpf -"

You ought to replace the semicolons with double ampersands.  With
ampersands, if parts of it blow up (especially the cd commands, for
whatever reason), you're much less likely to hose your directory
structure.  (Especially with the second grouping of commands.)

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