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Old 06-18-2006, 06:37 AM   #1
bratieres
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cpio restoring subdirectories


Hi,

Some kind of STUPID question.
We have a backup copy of a full system on a DAT.
The copy was made via cpio in relative mode.
I just want to restore /etc and all subdirectories.

cd /
cpio -idvmu -I/dev/nst0 etc/*
Just restores etc and first level directories.
So had to etc/*/* etc/*/*/* and so on.

Could not find syntax to restore in ONE cpio.

Thanks for help.

J.Bratières
 
Old 06-18-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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Maybe using --extract ...
For example:
cpio --extract "mudd" "testing" < /dev/fd0
This will extract files with "mudd" or "testing" in their names.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
bratieres
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Thanks but

--extract is equivalent to -i.

Perhaps shall I try with quotes (I dit not use them).


Tried
cpio -idvmu -I/dev/nst0 "etc/*"

(Ie: adding quotes) it works. Thanks

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