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Old 11-11-2009
Creating tar excluding links

How do i create a tar file of a directory excluding the links in that particular directory and its sub-directories.
The below command doesnt work for me.

tar -cvf abc.tar /dir1 --exclude"^l"
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Old 11-11-2009
I assume you mean symlinks?

I'd use "find" with -type.

If you many ANY link, you are going to need to construct a list (not hard with ls -li sorted by inum) and then remove the dupes.

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