How to move or copy whole directory trees across a network

The following command will move an entire directory tree across a network
while preserving permissions, uids and gids.

$rsh RemoteHost "cd TargetDir; tar -cBf - ." | tar -xvBf -


The tar-create is rsh'd to the remote system and is written to
stdout (the pipe).

The local system is extracting the tar that is being read from
stdin (the pipe).

From: abeloni

Another method is:

rcp -rp host1:/dir host2:/dir
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