[CentOS] tar with -N option still picking up old files

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 27 11:52:31 UTC 2009


> From: Akemi Yagi 
> > On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> > > Hello:
> > >
> > > I tried this command to tar up a set of data files
> > > updated since yesterday (The data directory contains
> > > multiple files with varying dates):
> > >
> > > /bin/tar -z -c -N 2009-03-25 -f /tmp/test.tgz data
> > >
> > > When I look at the content of the test.tgz file,
> > > it looks like it copied the content of the entire
> > > directory, not just the newer files.
> > >
> > > I am on CentOS 5.
> > 
> > Try --newer-mtime instead of -N.  In my case (CentOS-4 backup
> > machine), the -N option did not work as it's supposed to.  Not sure
> > about tar on CentOS-5 though.

Forgot to add that I just tested -N, and it works for me (tar 1.15.1)...

JD


      



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