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xcopy in unix

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I am using unix 386 ver 3.2.
I want to know if i can copy a whole directory along with all sub-directories as with dos xcopy command.
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Try something like this:

tar cf - dirtocopyfrom | (cd dirtocopyto ; tar xf - )
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tar cf - * | (cd dirtocopyto ; tar xf - )

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$ cp -rp sourcedir destdir

or (if you want to preserve also last modification time)

$ find sourcedir | cpio -pdm destdir
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$ cp -rp sourcedir destdir

or (if you want to preserve also last modification time)

$ find sourcedir | cpio -pdm destdir
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cp -r sourcedir destdir
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