[CentOS] only backup selected files

Bent Terp bent at terp.se
Sun Nov 9 08:04:26 UTC 2008


On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 4:49 AM, Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I'm sure there will be other ideas but in the absence of an "include these
> files" file option, you could employ a simple loop to append the files in a

man tar:
       -T, --files-from F
              get names to extract or create from file F

> list to a tar archive.  For example, if you had a file named "include" with
> these 3 records
>
>   /bin/gawk
>   /etc/fstab
>   /etc/resolv.conf
>
> This would cause the 3 files to be archived as "included.tar".
> [rj at mavis ~]$ while read inc ; do echo "including:" $inc ; tar -v -r $inc -f
>  included.tar ; done < include

or: tar -jvrc included.tar.bz2 --files-from include

BR Bent


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