Copying hidden files

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Nov 20 14:38:09 GMT 2009

Dotan Cohen writes:
>> That's why you should tar them first. Saves space, preserves
>> permissions, no filename encoding problems.

John L. Fjellstad writes:
> tar doesn't compress

tar with the z switch will gzip and with the j switch will bzip.

So Dotan's suggestion is good. Use tar to compress and preserve perms.

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