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Old 02-08-2008
command to copy files with original ownership

Hi,

I need a command that to copy files from others and to keep files' ownership.
Example: I copy file.txt from users "abc" to my local, and file.txt is own by user "abc" in local.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-08-2008
cp -p <path/filename> <path/filename>
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Old 02-08-2008
Also can be done in 2 steps.
1) Copy the file
2) Change the ownership.

Copy -p preserves the permission, modification time of the original userid
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Old 02-08-2008
another possibility if you copy not only single files but nested directory hierarchies:

Code:
cd srcdir
tar -cf - * | (cd /target/dir; tar -xf - )

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