@madpenguin

You once showed me a really cool scp | tar command that keeps perms safe with scp transfers of large quantities of flles… could you post it, I’ve forgotten :confused:

Erm, you might need to be a little more specific … what is it you’re trying to do ?

… the only one that springs to mind, to copy a complete system onto a mounted partition;

tar --one-file-system cvf - / | (cd /mnt && tar xf -)

??