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Re: Burning .thunderbird to a cd/dvd changes r/w



On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 10:22 +0000, Scott Beamer wrote:
[...]
> But on general principles when backing up data from Linux (or *bsd/
> *solaris/etc) you should tar the directory/directories first. This will 
> maintain file permissions and ownership.
> 
> For example....
> 
> 	$ tar -cjf thunderbird.tar.bz2 .thunderbird/
>   	
> Then burn thunderbird.tar.bz2 to your DVD.
> 
> See "man tar" for more info.

Or use "cp -p ..." (preserve attributes).

poc


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