View Full Version : [ubuntu] What's the diff between "cp -ruv" and "rsync -azvv"

August 23rd, 2010, 11:16 PM
After using "cp -ruv" for my backups I decided to switch to "rsync -azvv" as described in


However, I notice the following peculiar behavior: After a backup up with one command, I can immediately issue another backup with the same command and no files are copied, as expected. But if after a backup with either one, I immediately issue another backup with the other it recopies all the files as if they had changed, even though they are exactly the same files with identical date/time stamps. Can someone explain the reason for this?