Pipe Output of ls -lR into a tar archive

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Fri Jun 18 19:46:46 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 12:24, Ed K. wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> >
> > This just gives me directory names. What about the files in it? If I use -type f I get a complete tar!
> >
> I'm not sure any more what you want. Are you sure you want to use tar? Just to save a directory listing, a 
> single file, could be done with:
> ls -laR ~/the/dir/to/list | gzip > /tmp/dir-list.gz
This is exactly what I was looking for. Dummy Me!! Sorry :(

> tar is used to backup files.
I see. Actually, I thought it could be done that way.

Sorry for the trouble.. and Many thanks for the solution..:)

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