When two or more identically named folders are to be copied into or moved to the same location, the default option either in the GUI file manager, or using in a terminal cp -r --backup=numbered or ...
I am trying to take snapshots of a massive folder regularly. I have read here: http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/#Incremental that cp -al takes a snapshot of a folder by simply ...
--backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file The man page does say that it works on file. It doesn't seem to have any effect on directories. Is there anyway to make this ...