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I want to copy two directories from my HPUX box to my Ubuntu box. I would like to do a full copy

cp -r /source /destination

and then copy only modified files since the full copy.
I tried rsync but it won't work in my setup. so is there a way to accomplish this without rsync?
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You could use tar, on Ubuntu it has --keep-newer-files option.

Better fix that rsync problem, though.
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I can't mount the directories on the ubuntu box, i have to mount ubuntu nfs shares to the HPUX box. and i guess the HPUX box only has the cp command. I know the HPUX box doesn't have rsync. also - the HPUX box is a production crucial server - so i am reluctant to add things to it such as rsync. if somehow i screwed something up installing rsync and the server goes down - i would probably be looking for a new job.
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You don't need mounted directories to use tar, you can use pipes and ssh, like so:

hpux# tar -cf - ... | ssh ubuntu tar -C ... --keep-newer-files -xf -

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Answer:

     scp -rp /path_to_local_dir user@dest_server:/path_to_dest_dir
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i dont have scp on the HPUX box
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Do you have ssh on it?
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no, i don't have that either.
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If you do not have ssh, then you do not have scp. Use rcp instead:
rcp -rp /path_to_local_dir user@dest_server:/path_to_dest_dir
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RicoCebiche  I DO have rcp! does the command you provided mean it will copy only changed files? so - for instance - i could copy the entire directory - then copy only changed files? Also, does the rcp command do recursive copies?
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thanks for the suggestions
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