[Scottish] tarring

David Irvine scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Mar 21 16:42:00 2003

You may want to tar -cvpf foo.tar path/to/directory/

where c creates an empty tar
v tells you what its doing
p preserves permissions
f creates a file 

you can also pipe it into stuff for example

tar -cvpf - /var |gzip|ssh



On Fri, 2003-03-21 at 16:40, Allan Whiteford wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Allan Bruce wrote:
> >
> >> How on earth do I tar a directory up to a tarfile?