copying a home directory onto a removable drive and back

user1 bqz69 at
Wed Aug 18 12:36:29 UTC 2010

> But this is not from the link above, is it? Maybe you should TRY this
> before posting. It doesn't work because dd can work with files but not
> with directories.

Sorry, I learned a long time ago, that directories are also files 
(special kind of files that could contain files and directories), but I 
admit I have never tried it with the dd command :-(

I just tried to compress a directory into a tar.gz file and that worked 
with the dd command.

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