A look at rsync performance
Posted Aug 25, 2010 3:09 UTC (Wed) by roelofs
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Nowadays cp -a works well everywhere (in my experience) so there's no need to resort to tar.
BSDs included? In my experience they've been mighty picky about the GNUisms (or "things that would have been GNUisms if someone else hadn't done them first") they're willing to implement. I remember being surprised by something along those lines just a couple of months ago, though I've forgotten the details already.
But perhaps cp -a came from BSD in the first place...
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