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Old 11-12-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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tar misbehaving (or else I'm lost)


Okay, I'm trying to create a tar file from my shell, from the directory containing the directory I want to archive, using this command:

Code:
tar -cp bluebounty.tar bluebounty
The file I want to archive is bluebounty
I'm using the -p option because I want to preserve permissions

When the command is run, my shell spits out a barrage of strange characters and fails to create the file.

Any ideas why?
 
Old 11-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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-f, --file [HOSTNAME:]F
use archive file or device F (default "-", meaning stdin/stdout)
You need the -f option to specify the name of the tar file. As the last option

ie:
Code:
tar -cpvf bluebounty.tar bluebounty
Code:
tar -[options]f $archive_name $stuff_to_archive
 
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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You need the -f option to specify the name of the tar file. As the last option
Much thanks! Very helpful.
 
  


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