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Old 07-27-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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Moving files into an archive


Getting my hands dirty with the Linux command line but have hit a bit of a wall.

My dilemma is that my hosting server is fairly limited with disk space and I keep filling it up with a PHP script that grabs content.

What I am trying to do is *move* a few hundred files in a subdirectory into one compressed file.

Is there any way of doing this so that it actually deletes each file immediately after it is added to the archive? Otherwise I go over my disk quota during the process and can't write the archive file to disk.

Thanks very much for your time.
Old 07-27-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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You might be able to build a loop in a script to do that.
The first instruction selects a file name and passes the name to tar.
tar appends the file to the archive.
the third instruction deletes the file
loop to next name.
Old 07-27-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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Good suggestion

Sounds like a good idea... I might even be able to do it with PHP even!

Thanks for the idea.


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