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Old 10-12-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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want to 'tar' a folder without some contents of folder


Friends ,

Suppose I have a folder "test" . In test folder I have 5 files , Like "file1" "file2" "file3" "file4" and "file5" .

Now I want to compress (tar) the "test" folder without the file "file4" and "file5" .

Like follwing :

tar -cvf test.tar test //
it should not contain the 'file4' and 'file5' .

Is it possible to do ? If yes then plz help me ....
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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You should search for "exclude" in the tar manual page.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Code:
man tar
then type '/' (shift+7 if you've got a keyboard like mine) followed by 'exclude' without spaces, and hit ENTER. So,
Code:
/exclude
If you found what you wanted, read further -- if not, write again '/' (no need to retype the same search string unless you change it) and hit ENTER to head for the next hit. It works backwards the same way, except the "search letter" is '?', not '/'.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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If you use KDE you can also view manual pages in konqueror by entering
Code:
man:pagename
in the location bar.
 
Old 10-13-2007, 03:44 AM   #5
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exclude a folder using tar command

Thx all for reply ...

I can do it in the case of "file" format . But If I want to tar excluding a folder
Like /var or /myfolder Like following way :

tar -cvf test.tar --exclude /myfolder

Then it does not working .

Plz help how can I exclude a folder using tar ?
 
Old 10-13-2007, 04:21 AM   #6
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You left out the files it *should* tar up?
 
  


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