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Old 09-10-2001
cpio command with compress

Hi friends..

I want to be able to copy a file from one location to another (locally). The location the files are copied to should have compressed instances of the files they were copied from.

copy from /home/user/test.file
copy to /backup/user/test.file.Z

I need to be able to do this with one string of commands.
Can someone please help.

Many Thanks

# 2  
Old 09-10-2001
Sounds like a job for a "shell script".
Although I'm not clear on if you just want to
copy a file or an entire directory but in
either case, the script could include the
cpio command (hint: -p) and then after successful
result, compress the result file.
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