cp -a /your/source/. /your/dest/
-a preserves all file atributes and symlinks
the "." at the end of /source/ includes all hidden files such as .htacess, .bash_history, .ssh etc..
The / in /dest/ makes sure the contents go into it instead of replacing /dest itself (eg. if you did not have the / at the end).........
I struggled with this for awhile because sometimes you have rewritten URLs that you want to pass a query string but most of the info and examples do not support this.
Take a typical example like this:
RewriteRule ^(.*)-(.*)-(.*) /?module=$3&id=$2
You need to add the QSA flag to make it work like below:
RewriteRule ^(.*)-(.*)-(.*) /?module=$3&id=$2 [QSA]
The QSA preserves the original query string but also appends it wit........
Install the "Editors" and "Net" groups that will give you rsync, ssh, ssh-keygen and cron.
The trickiest thing that I keep forgetting about each time is you have to run "cron-config" which adds the cron service to Windows, and without doing that obviously no cron jobs will be run thus making automatic backups impossible.
Warning about rsync/cygwin and using the -a archive switch.
It's a good thing I caught this because it doesn't work ri........