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Article:
  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 5
Subject:   What about tar?
Date:   2002-11-26 18:14:51
From:   anonymous2
The article makes an interesting point (which I didn't know) that the unix cp command does not copy everything. What about tar? My current back up scripts us tar, but I haven't tested whether the OS X specific file attributes are preserved with tar. (backing up with tar is more convenient because one can easily split and compress the the tar file to fit on b/u media)