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Re: Pipe Output of ls -lR into a tar archive



On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 11:23, Ed K. wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > I need help,
> >
> > 	EIther google isn't finding the stuffs or my search terms are too
> > muddled.
> >
> > I just want to create a tar archive from a directory file listing.
> >
> > something like
> >
> > ls -laR ~/the/dir/to/list | tar -cvf - /tmp/tarred-dir-list.tar.gz
> >
> > I can't seem to find the correct syntax
> 
> I think you are looking for something like:
> 
> find ~/the/dir/to/list -type f | tar -cvf /tmp/tarred-dir-list.tar.gz -T -

This didn't work either.  End up with the same problem as Alexander's suggestion.

I only want the directory listing. I do not want to tar up the files too



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