[blfs-support] moving lfs

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 12:28:37 PDT 2013

akhiezer wrote:

> The reason I didn't mention tar is that on various systems and versions, it
> can (at least historically) be a bit fiddly to preserve some
> permissions/ownerships/timestamps - depends on how much you're bothered about
> that - and sometimes chokes on 'special' files: hence the use instead of the
> likes of cpio; perhaps the newer tars are better in this respect.

Which "special" files?  The only ones I can think of are on virtual or 
temporary filesystems and will be recreated when rebooted.

One way to make sure is to add --one-file-system when creating the archive.

   -- Bruce

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