[CentOS] only backup selected files
kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 9 15:22:11 UTC 2008
Bent Terp wrote:
> 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
Yes, I overlooked that option, as I imagine the OP did.
>> list to a tar archive. For example, if you had a file named "include" with
>> these 3 records
>> 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 $inc -f
>> included.tar ; done < include
> or: tar -jvrc included.tar.bz2 --files-from include
1. Options "r" and "c" are mutually exclusive.
tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' option
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
2. Without the "f" option, output goes to std out
[rj at mavis ~]$ tar -jvcf included.tar.bz2 --files-from include
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
[rj at mavis ~]$
I hope the OP has followed this far without giving up on our combined
> BR Bent
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