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wnasich on 10/22/11


tar linux network copy directories

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Copy Files Across a Network/Internet in LINUX

 / Published in: Bash


tar is usually used for achiving applications, but what we are going to do in this case is tar it then pipe it over an ssh connection. tar handles large file trees quite well and preserves all file permissions, etc, including those UNIX systems which use ACLs, and works quite well with symlinks.

  1. tar -cf - /some/file | ssh tar -xf - -C /destination

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