cpio versus cp


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cpio versus cp

I am copying a file system to another one. someone suggest me use

find . -print |cpio -pdmv

but I think cp -r should do the same thing. Am I right?


In addition, by using " find . ", I got all the file names,, why do I have to use the -print option?

Thanks a lot!
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but I think cp -r should do the same thing. Am I right?
It may treat links differently?

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why do I have to use the -print option?
historical/portability reasons.
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