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Old 09-02-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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taking tar back up of only the directory structure


Hi
can any bod tell me how to taking a tar back up of only the directory structure

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Asanka
 
Old 09-02-2006, 04:00 AM   #2
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do you mean you already compress several directory together then you want to uncompress just one directory from what you already backup ?

if yes do this way

to view what inside your backup add the "t"
---------------------------view only-----------------
[rou@nc temp]$ ls
liquid-0.9.7.tar.bz2
[rou@nc temp]$ tar tfvj liquid-0.9.7.tar.bz2
drwxr-xr-x sarath/users 0 2004-07-09 02:55:10 liquid-0.9.7/
drwxr-xr-x sarath/users 0 2004-07-09 02:49:57 liquid-0.9.7/po/
-rw-r--r-- sarath/users 15 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/po/Makefile.am
-rw-r--r-- sarath/users 0 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/TODO
-rw-r--r-- sarath/users 2565 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/liquid.kdevelop
drwxr-xr-x sarath/users 0 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/admin/
drwxr-xr-x sarath/users 0 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/
-rw-r--r-- sarath/users 18 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/Tag
-rw-r--r-- sarath/users 45 2004-07-07 02:59:24 liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/Root
.........
............

----------------end------------

------extract folder you need eg. admin--------------

[rou@nc temp]$ tar xfvj liquid-0.9.7.tar.bz2 liquid-0.9.7/admin/
liquid-0.9.7/admin/
liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/
liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/Tag
liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/Root
liquid-0.9.7/admin/CVS/Repository
....
.....
-----------------end------------------------
------------result------------
[rou@nc temp]$ ls
liquid-0.9.7 liquid-0.9.7.tar.bz2
[rou@nc temp]$ ls liquid-0.9.7
admin
[rou@nc temp]$

----------------

cheers
 
Old 09-02-2006, 05:44 AM   #3
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Hi,

If you want to tar a directory structure without the actual files:

tar cf dirstructure.tar --no-recursion --files-from <( find . -type)

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #4
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Hay Thank you guys

touters what druuna says is what I want just to take the empty directory structure in to a tar back up

Thanks guys

Regards

Asanka
 
  


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