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Old 08-20-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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recursive directory traversal

what is recursive directory traversal ? Would you use this with a backup ? How?
Old 08-20-2003, 08:08 PM   #2
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For example:
Listing a directory recursively will display the contents of the directory and the contents of all the sub-directories within the directory.

If you want a visual example, at the command line, type: ls -R
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the tree command is also good

For backups the tar command (as an example) can back up any directory and when it does it will back up all subdirectories.


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