Copy command in Aix for Symbolic Links

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Old 12-11-2007
Copy command in Aix for Symbolic Links

I need to copy a directory from a production system to a test system on the same Aix server. However I need to ensure that the soft links are preserved as part of the copy ( therefore I guess the cp command is not the way to go )

What command can I use in Aix to achieve this copy ?

thanks in anticipation
# 2  
Old 12-11-2007
From the man page of cp:

-h Forces the cp command to copy symbolic links. The default is to follow
symbolic links, that is, to copy files to which symbolic links point.
So, this should do the trick:

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Old 12-11-2007
Alternatively tar up the directory and then untar it. Similarly cpio would do the trick.
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