cp -al issues

Tim Moore rsync at nsr500.net
Mon Apr 12 23:31:59 GMT 2004

Max Kipness wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having some strange issues when using cp in my rsync script. It
> seems there may be links breaking or something.
> Before running the actual rsync I run the following command in my
> script:
> cp -al /backup/Current /backup/$prevday
> Then I rsync from the source to /Current
> So shouldn't all my previous days have hard links back to the original
> /backup directory?

Perhaps you are thinking of a soft link?  See the man pages link(2) and 

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