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Old 10-15-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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how can I only tar file and not the directories in linux


how can I only tar files and not the directories in linux
 
Old 10-15-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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Look at:
man tar
http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/tar.1.html
https://www.tecmint.com/18-tar-comma...ples-in-linux/
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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Post your example of the command that you are trying to use. I suspect it will not be a file or set of files.
 
Old 10-15-2018, 02:51 PM   #4
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here is what I was able to do:
[find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -print0 | xargs -0 tar cvf onlyFiles_No_Dirs.tar]

Hopefully I tagged my command as code.

Also, I must give credit to where I was able to find this command originally, before my minor tweak: https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...no-directories

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Old 10-16-2018, 02:57 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by kkhalil View Post
here is what I was able to do:
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -print0 | xargs -0 tar cvf onlyFiles_No_Dirs.tar
It works for me. Is your problem resolved then? If so, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] (see howto in my sig).
PS: please use [CODE] tag for your commands/output/code (see my sig as well).
 
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