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Old 06-02-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
BassKozz
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tar doesn't compress .hidden files in the same directory it is run in?


Example Directory Contains:
.htaccess
.news
info.txt
info.log
Code:
tar -cvpzf test.tgz ./*
./info.log
./info.txt
What gives, why isn't .htaccess or .news being added to the tar?

Furthermore if there is a .htaccess file in a subdirectory it is compressed.

Example Directory Contains:
.htaccess
.news
info.txt
info.log
/subdir/.htaccess/
Code:
tar -cvpzf test.tgz ./*
./info.log
./info.txt
./subdir/
./subdir/.htaccess
Why is this, how do I work-around?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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Globbing with * does not include hidden files, whereas every file in a directory (hidden ones included) are put into the archive. So you can simply do
Code:
$ tar -cvpzf test.tgz .
However, you can force the shell to include hidden files in globbing, using
Code:
$ shopt -s dotglob
$ tar -cvpzf test.tgz ./*
$ shopt -u dotglob         # to disable the shell option

Last edited by colucix; 06-02-2009 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by colucix View Post
Globbing with * does not include hidden files, whereas every file in a directory (hidden ones included) are put into the archive. So you can simply do
Code:
$ tar -cvpzf test.tgz .
However, you can force the shell to include hidden files in globbing, using
Code:
$ shopt -s dotglob
$ tar -cvpzf test.tgz .
$ shopt -u dotglob         # to disable the shell option
Thanks colucix, using "tar -cvpzf test.tgz ." did the trick :-D
 
  


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