Weird problems, compiling/making--->Problem SOLVED!

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Mar 21 17:37:04 PST 2002

On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 07:16:21PM -0500, Curtis Haas wrote:
> I've learned now that '-r' will not copy everything.

-R will
> Can someone tell me if, in the *NIX world, are directory/sub-directory
> structures referred to as 'archives'?
> Because the man page for 'cp' says '-a' means archive. That's it.

-a is identical to -dpR which means 'leave symlinks intact', 'leave
permissions/userid/groupid intact' and 'copy recusrively all directories'.
Gerard Beekmans

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