Occasionally, I have a need to move a directory of data from one server to another.
I generally use tar as this seems to meet all of my requirements nicely, eg
preserving ownership and access rights, copying from source directly to
Unfortunately, it does have a rather annoying limitation of only supporting a
path of 256 characters.
Is there source available to overcome this problem? Or can someone suggest an
alternative to using tar?
Philip Colmer, Senior Systems Administrator
Acorn Computers Ltd, Acorn House, Vision Park, Histon, Cambridge,
England, CB4 4AE.
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