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Possibly speed copies via Terminal
Authored by: gdsimms on Jun 05, '07 10:35:31AM
To preserve resource forks and ownership/permissions, I use

tar -cf - /Path/to/original | ( cd /Path/to/destination; tar -xvf - )

This is sometimes called a "tar rainbow," which is one reason I find this method so endearing. :-)

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Possibly speed copies via Terminal
Authored by: GlowingApple on Jun 05, '07 01:04:02PM
And, if bandwidth is slower than the hard drive read/write times, such as internet copies or even slow LAN copies (e.g. old 10Mbps nets, a/b and maybe even g wireless copies), you can easily add compression with that rainbow:
tar -jcf - /Path/to/original | ( cd /Path/to/destination; tar -jxvf - )
Though this point is moot if your computer is slow.

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