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Old 07-26-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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Using Tar how to Exclude list of directories.


Hi all,

Using Tar i can able to exclude some of the directories

using this command

Code:
 tar -cpzvf /var/tmp/datea.tar /data  --exclude=
{android,blackberry,animated_favicon1.gif,build,build.xml,db,error.jsp,favicon1.ico}
But my requirement is to exclude nearly 200 directories, is it possible to do this,

I tried like this i mentioned 200 directories names in a file called exclude.txt

and tried this command

Code:
tar -cpzvf /var/tmp/datea.tar /data  --exclude=exclude.txt
But no luck is there any other options?? Please guide me to solve this thread.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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It should be
Code:
--exclude-from=exclude.txt
where the file exclude.txt must contain one pattern per line.
 
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Try
Code:
--exclude-from=/PATH_TO/exclude.txt
Kind regards
 
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:20 AM   #4
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Hi colucix,repo

Thanks a lot man..you guys made my day..it works great :-)
 
  


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