Moving/merging a filesystem back into /

Kevin Korb kmk at
Sat Dec 7 08:16:01 MST 2013

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The only way cp is going to corrupt files is if you have bad RAM in
the system and in that case rsync probably will too.

On 12/07/13 10:14, Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 2013-12-05 12:03 AM, Linda Walsh <rsync at> wrote:
>> For a one time copy... 'cp' should work fine...
> Except that someone on the gentoo list claims that cp will silently
> copy corrupted files, but rsync will not... which is a pretty good
> reason to use rsync over cp (I was looking for specific reasons why
> to use one over the other)...
> Anyway, I'm thinking now that the 'best of both worlds' might be to
> do the cp first on the live system, then boot into single user mode
> (is it safe to change the /usr mount point/location when in single
> user mode?), then do a quick rsync, which should then identify any
> corrupt files ... ?
> --
> Best regards,
> */Charles/*

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