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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: mmnw on Feb 17, '10 10:37:49PM

Ok, to all those who prefer rsync to cp, I give you one reason why cp is better at this job: it's easier to understand. Why? Ok, on my very large terminal window cp has a man page of two pages. rsync in contrast has a man page of 38 pages! 38 pages!!! Who's gonna read all that? If I had to read all that, just to copy some files, you'd better not cross my way in one of those smug RTFM T-shirts, cause I gonna beat the hell outta you.

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