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



On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 11:58, Ed K. wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > 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
> >
> 
> hum, then try:
> 
> find ~/the/dir/to/list -type d | tar -cvf /tmp/tarred-dir-list.tar.gz -T - --no-recursion

This just gives me directory names. What about the files in it? If I use -type f I get a complete tar!



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