I'm curious. As far as
rsync I see all these different options. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you copy + paste in Finder, lets say from one hard drive to another, it should preserve:
All file attributes (access time, modified time etc.)
All Symbolic Links
Recurse through the directory structure
(Can't think of anything else to preserve)?
So in the end, when you copy paste in Finder, everything will be an exact copy, just located in a different parent directory.
What I'm looking for is a command that mimics exactly what Finder does when you copy + paste. That will answer this question...
If it turns out Finder doesn't do what I think it does please explain, and show the command line equivalents for what Finder actually does... it must be calling a command when you use the GUI - right?