[CentOS] tar with -N option still picking up old files
jdmls at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 27 10:44:25 UTC 2009
From: Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>
> 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.
I like the distinction in the man page...
-N, --after-date DATE, --newer DATE
only store files newer than DATE
like --newer, but with a DATE
Translation: --newer-mtime DATE is like --newer DATE, but with a DATE... ^_^
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