[Chicago-talk] Merging two dir's into a third

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Feb 18 14:02:52 CST 2004

>>>>> "Don" == Don Drake <don at drakeconsult.com> writes:

Don> This is not true.  My tar command on Linux and Solaris return non-zero upon
Don> failure.  Maybe time for an upgrade?

Don> However, my example will return 0 if the disk fills, because the command
Don> "tar cvf - *" was successful, and the rest of the commands were piped and
Don> failed.

Don> Wrapping the entire line in parentheses "(tar cvf - *  | (cd ../dirc; tar
Don> xvf -) )" would fix that.

So would:

  rsync -av /src/dir1/ /dst/dir/
  rsync -av /src/dir2/ /dst/dir/

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