[CentOS] tar question

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Sun Jun 10 21:14:52 UTC 2007

--On Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:18 AM -0400 Matt Hyclak 
<hyclak at math.ohiou.edu> wrote:

> I believe it goes something like:
> cd /some/input/dir
> tar cvf - . | (cd /to/here; tar xvf -)

If sparse files (with unallocated "holes" in them) are involved, dump might 
be a better choice. I don't think tar can preserve holes. It might, 
however, replace long runs of zeroes with holes, which might be sufficient.

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