Transfering a lot of files with long names
Posted on 1998-07-15
I need to move many files (thousands of them) from one machine to another(Solaris 2.6 to SunOS 4.1.4), these files have very long filenames.
My first attempt was tar, but it fails miserably (long file names problem). ufsdump is out of question because the files are in a vx filesystem, which is not supported in the SunOS machine.
I tried pkzip, but the ownership and permissions are not mantained by unzip (because by the way pkzip does not exist for SunOS). gzip is of no use.
I am desperate !!!!