Archive extraction issues

Johan Booysen johan at
Mon Oct 15 13:35:01 UTC 2007

I'm trying to use tar to (sort of) make an incremental backup of a
directory which contains subdirectories and a couple of other tar
tar -cvf incremental.tar --newer-mtime "11 Oct 2007" *
This works the way I want it to, but I've noticed that when I later
extract the incremental.tar file (which contains other tar archives)
then in that process it also extracts the other tar archives it
Is there a way of getting tar to NOT extract the member archives?  I've
read the man pages and googled on this issue but can't get it to work.

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