[OS X TeX] Copying gwTeX

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Sep 27 02:45:21 CEST 2005

On Sep 25, 2005, at 11:08 PM, Aaron Jackson wrote:

> On Sep 25, 2005, at 4:13 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> Peter, Piet,
>> On Sep 25, 2005, at 1:19 PM, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>>>>>>>> Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> (PD) wrote:
>>>> PD> Usually administrators use some thing like 'tar cf - ./local  
>>>> | (cd <to the
>>>> PD> target's parent directory>; tar xf -)' to avoid possible  
>>>> side effects from
>>>> PD> cp (this symlink following or that hard links get copied as  
>>>> individual
>>>> PD> files on the target) -- but he probably won't waste much  
>>>> space on his large
>>>> PD> and quite empty disk ... and I think he'll learn some finesses!
>>> Or if you have a network connection and ssh enabled:
>>> tar cfz - ./local | ssh machine 'cd <target dir>; tar xfz -'
>> Thank you both! I went the tar way, which I haven't even thought  
>> about!
>> Everything seems to be working just fine.
> To be more exact, in general the tar command should be:
> tar cfz - ./local | ssh machine 'cd <target dir>; tar xpfz -'
> note the ``p'' in the second tar preserves the owner and group  
> information along with the file modes, which might be critical  
> depending on who owns the files.  Not including it has bitten be in  
> the past.  One additional problem is that both machines need to  
> have the same user owner and group id's.

In this case there was no problem at all, since both machines have  
the same user (and group) ids.

Thank you


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