[CentOS] tar question

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Thu Jun 7 13:18:28 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 02:11:23PM +0100, Tom Brown enlightened us:
> Using tar i normally create an archive etc and then unpack that archive, 
> job done.
> But i am copying from one filesystem to another on the same host, they 
> are 2 seperate nfs filesystems, and i wonder is it possible to use tar 
> to do this as opposed to say rsync etc.
> tar -cvf /some/input/dir to/here etc ?

I believe it goes something like:

cd /some/input/dir 
tar cvf - . | (cd /to/here; tar xvf -)


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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