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



Patrick O'Callaghan Wrote:

> 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).
> 

But in this case, he's buring files to a DVD....

Scott


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