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Old 07-21-2006
coping all files from a directory


i have a directory;say /home/pavi

i has some files and every day files keep adding to it.

i am writing a shell script which copies all the files from this
directory to another.say /home/tom/tmp

how do i copy all the files from /home/pavi to /home/tom/tmp

all the files in the directory /home/tom/tmp gets automatically
deleted every 10 days.

can anyone help me plz..

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Old 07-23-2006
Assuming that you have the permissions set so you can write to "/home/tom/tmp":

$ cd /home/pavi
$ tar cf - . | (cd /home/tom/tmp;tar xfBp - )
If you have LONG filenames (over 100 characters), use GNU tar.
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