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       e2cp - copies files from/to an e2fs filesystem


       e2cp [options] files... dest


       The  e2cp  command  copies files to/from an e2fs filesystem from/to the
       machine’s filesystem.


       A single ‘-’ (dash) can be used instead of  a  file  name  to  indicate
       standard input/output.

       -0     Input lines terminated by a null character.

       -a     Absolute  directory  names  - create directories instead of just
              copying into the destination. Only valid  for  copying  into  an
              ext2fs filesystem.

       -d dest_dir
              Destination  of  files  to  be  copied.  May  be  in  the ext2fs
              filesystem or the host filesystem.

       -G gid Set the default group to gid.

       -O uid Set the default file owner to uid.

       -p     Preserve host file attributes (permissions,  times,  etc.)  when
              copying files.

       -P mode
              Set the file permissions (ie 755, 666).

       -s src_dir
              The source of the files to be copied.

       -v     Be verbose.


       e2tools(7),  e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2mv(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1).


       The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <>.

       This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <>, for  the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 March 2, 2005