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

Don Smith midio at
Fri Mar 22 11:28:22 PST 2002

"Gerard Beekmans" <gerard at> wrote in message
news:20020322013704.GE22390 at
> 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
> > 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

Just to be completely obvious, these are the options you would want if
you were making a backup copy to be restored if the originals are lost,
hence the name of the option is 'archive'.


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