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Old 08-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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tar dir and sub dir removing files but not existing not empty dir

have the need to tar a directory with several sub directories /files removing the files but retain all directories. the code I am using works great at tar gzip files but also removes the entire directory structure.

tar -zcPf ~/temp/archive_folders.tgz /mnt/bus_pc/qhoesb04 --remove-files
I have read and searched for some time and have not found a solution.

thank you
Old 08-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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after your tar, use find to find just the files

tar -zcPf ~/temp/archive_folders.tgz $(find /mnt/bus_pc/qhoesb04 -type f) --remove-files
this works because you are only giving tar a list of files, not files and dir.
Old 08-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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thank you. that worked great!!


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