[CentOS] tar exclude command

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Jan 7 15:31:31 UTC 2010


At Thu, 7 Jan 2010 07:06:11 -0800 (PST) CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Hi 
> 
> I have problem in tar command
> 
> Can you help?
> 
> tar -cv --exclude /var/named/chroot/proc/* -zf backup.tar.gz /var/named 
> 
> /var/named/chroot/proc/net/route
> /var/named/chroot/proc/net/udp
> /var/named/chroot/proc/net/tcp
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

"It is almost *always* wrong to pass an unquoted wildcard to tar."

Try this:

tar -cv --exclude '/var/named/chroot/proc/*' -zf backup.tar.gz /var/named

Although I suspect that:

tar -cv --exclude /var/named/chroot/proc -zf backup.tar.gz /var/named

will also work.

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