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# 1  
Old 09-22-2009
Bug Adding file to an existing tar

Hi Friends,
I want to know the command to add a new file in a existing tar file.

For Ex:
I have a tar file file1.tar with the contents
one.txt
two.txt
three.txt

Now I need to add file four.txt to this existing tar file, how can I do it?

Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 09-22-2009
check for -r flag in tar man pages.
# 3  
Old 09-22-2009
-r doesn't work in my system . I work with IBM AIX 5.3
# 4  
Old 09-23-2009
Do you have -u flag?

for example:

tar -u four.txt -f file1.tar
# 5  
Old 09-23-2009
check with tar manal
$man tar

-r Append the named new files to existing archive. Note that this
will only work on media on which an end-of-file mark can be over-
written.

-u Alias for -r.

Else whatever you have on system ..

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