Hello all. I've a fairly experienced PC user who has recently switched to a 15" Powerbook that I absolutely love! So far I'm settling in well, but there is one thing I'm having a problem with. I'm trying to figure out how to copy symbolic links without the copy following the link. The most obvious example is a recursive copy of the iPhoto directory. Albums appear to be just a collection of symbolic links. I'd like to write a shell script to copy my iPhoto files to an external firewire drive, but when I copy the iPhoto directory the symbolic links are followed resulting in lots of duplicate files (which when dealing with pictures takes up much more space then necessasry). Is there any type of command line switch that just copies the symbolic links? Ideally I would like to have an exact copy of the iPhoto directory (symlinks and all) in a new location. Does anybody know how to pull this off? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Ron.