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Date:      Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:02:55 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        "Thomas Mueller" <>
Subject:   Re: Equivalence to cp -Ru : update
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On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 12:10:27 +0000 (UTC), Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I find cpdup in FreeBSD ports but not NetBSD pkgsrc.
> I just found a reason why rsync might be preferable, just in the
> past few hours, [...]

It's no problem to prefer rsync over cpdup; rsync is much
more portable (present on _many_ systems), so if you're
searching for a method to achieve the same result by
applying the same command on different systems, go with
rsync. If you're just searching for a --update equivalent
for Linux's cp, you can use cpdup _on FreeBSD_, as it is
a very good program and can be used to construct many
kinds of backup solutions. But as I said, rsync also can
do this. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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