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Old 09-28-2011
itkamaraj is trying to help you and asked a question for further information. Since neither itkamaraj nor any other user here (I assume) has any magic capabilities that would make them have a look at your code through your eyes. So help yourself by answering those people that try to help you. If you keep ignoring them and just ask a new question before answering the previous, do not expect to become further help.

Also what was not clear from the commands suggested so far? If you continue to just ask questions without answering previous or do not show own effort in using the hints given so far, I will set your status to read-only for this forum.
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# 9  
Old 09-28-2011
error in command

Hi itkamaraj,

the error for u r command (find /home/499633/scripts -iname "*.txt" -mtime -3| xargs tar -cvzf /test/backup.tgz) that u were discussing is ...

xargs invalid option --c
# 10  
Old 09-28-2011
find /home/499633/scripts -iname "*.txt" -mtime -3| xargs tar -cvzf /test/backup.tgz

i missed the tar command. check your syntax again
# 11  
Old 09-28-2011
error saying...


Thanks a lot...but now upon executing this on is in output showing error ...
command not found...any idae wats d prblm..??
# 12  
Old 09-28-2011
please always "post the exact error message" and what you tried.

unless, its very hard to assume and tell what is wrong
# 13  
Old 09-28-2011
execution on 2 nd time

I have also tried executing by ./ the file is executed but the error is ...
tar: cowardly refusing to create an empty archive

wats d reason for that any guesses..!!

---------- Post updated at 10:09 AM ---------- Previous update was at 09:51 AM ----------


Thanks a lot now the command is working ..the command finally is ....
find /home/Administrator/files -iname "*.txt" -mtime -3| xargs tar -cvzf /home/Administrator/output/backup.tgz

I am really thankful to you...but only the prblm is that when i go the output folder ..I see the tar backup..but when i unrar it thru win rar i got the complete folder structure lyk home then administrator and then finally the files but i want when my tar file unzipped it should directly contain file names only,,,!! any idea how to solve this..!!

Last edited by Scott; 09-28-2011 at 12:24 PM.. Reason: Code tags
# 14  
Old 09-28-2011
mkdir /tmp/myfiles
find /home/Administrator/files -iname "*.txt" -mtime -3 | while read file
  cp $file /tmp/myfiles

tar -cvzf myfile.tgz /tmp/myfiles

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