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perserve exact copy while copying

 
Gopu Akraju
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How to copy in unix preserving the entire folder structure while copying.

I tripe as cp -rp 'source folder' . (present folder)

But I get something like below:



What is this?
 
Mirko Bonasorte
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You tipically get such an error if the destination file system does not support ownership permissions (for example, if it's samba)
 
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