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cp hangs when copying named pipe files

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am currently trying to use Ubuntu 9.04 live CD (it's what I had when my computer took a dump) to copy some Windows files from an old drive to a new drive. I'm using cp -Rvf source dest. The issue I'm having is that during copying, the process will hang on files of varying file extensions (.exe, .cat, .url). When I look at the files that are causing the issue, Ubuntu lists their file type as "pipe". I'm not having this issue with all files having these extensions, only the ones that Ubuntu thinks is a "pipe". Looking at the files I can't determine any pattern to why fileA.exe is identified a (HowTos)