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Old 02-13-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
okeyla
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copy both soft link and its linked file


As title , if i wanna do it by bash script , how to do that?
For example ,
I want to copy /usr/lib/libfreetype.so to somewhere.
But it is a soft link , linking to /usr/lib/libfreetype.6.3.2
What i desire is using a script to copy both of them to the destination and
keeping its linking relation.

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P.S.
cp -L
cp -av
those two commands' parameter cannot satidfy me~

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Diego
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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~/clean $ ls -l out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:42 out -> a.out

cp --no-dereference out ./test
cp a.out ./test

cd ./test
~/clean/test $ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user users 8334 2005-02-13 22:47 a.out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:47 out -> a.out

if it gets more complex with long paths that need changing then just rm the link copy te file
and rebuild the link with ln -s
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
~/clean $ ls -l out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:42 out -> a.out

cp --no-dereference out ./test
cp a.out ./test

cd ./test
~/clean/test $ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user users 8334 2005-02-13 22:47 a.out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:47 out -> a.out

if it gets more complex with long paths that need changing then just rm the link copy te file
and rebuild the link with ln -s
Thanks for sharing your idea.
But the point is...how do i do it by script program?

Just take your code as example:
Code:
usage:super_cp file destination
in the script , we could know if file link to other or not.
copy it / them  to the destination.
(Moreover , I find sometimes there's soft link to anohter soft link file!)
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
~/clean $ ls -l out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:42 out -> a.out

cp --no-dereference out ./test
cp a.out ./test

cd ./test
~/clean/test $ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user users 8334 2005-02-13 22:47 a.out
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user users 5 2005-02-13 22:47 out -> a.out

if it gets more complex with long paths that need changing then just rm the link copy te file
and rebuild the link with ln -s
Thanks for sharing your idea.
But the point is...how do i do it by script program?

Just take your code as example:
Code:
usage:super_cp file destination
in the script , we could know if file link to other or not.
copy it / them  to the destination.
(Moreover , I find sometimes there's soft link to anohter soft link file!)
 
  


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