sure - but old habits die hard (and Ken's man page for tar shows the form I use.  I programmed my fingers to his example in 1978 I suspect).

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 12:14 AM Dan Stromberg <> wrote:

On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 8:18 AM Clem Cole <> wrote:
Where and when did mvdir(1) appear?  It's not in Research or BSD.   

FWIW: in the old days, I just used  tar cf - . | (cd some_place_else; tar xvpf - )  preserving permissions.  The hardlink scheme of cpio was the one thing it could do that the original tar did not.

I'm partial to:
(cd /source/dir && tar cf - .) | (cd /dest/dir && tar xfp -)

The &&'s make it so a typo is less likely to do something odd or even damaging.