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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
I wish my tar -xf hello.tar command should return successful even if the tar has already been extracted at the same location i.e. exists by the same or a different user.
Currently i am getting this error as another user has extracted the same tar at the same location.
tar: README - cannot... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: mohtashims
2. Shell Programming and Scripting
I am writing a perl script to tar multiple files (in unix) from a given directory to a given output directory. I do NOT want the file path included in the tar, so I've flagged the -C option. Example:
tar -cvf tar/1.tar -C htmp/source/ 1-1-1.xml
However, I need to do this for a number of target... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: michanjohns
3. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a tar file and inside that tar file is a folder with additional tar.gz files. What I want to do is look inside the first tar file and then find the second tar file I'm looking for, look inside that tar.gz file to find a certain directory. I'm encountering issues by trying to... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: bashnewbee
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
4 files are returned when i issue 'find . -mtime -1 -type f -ls'.
However, when I issued the below command:
tar -cvf test.tar `find . -mtime -1 -type f`, the tar file only contains the 1st file -... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ahSher
5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I did this command to tar the files but I got an error.
tar -cvpf filename.tar pathname/
It did tar the file filename.tar but then it gave me this error "Reach end of file before expected". The new tar file is about 2GB. So does that mean my tar file limit is 2GB? Is there a max limit... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: chaoses
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
My examples.tar has about 20 directories. I don't want to un-tar the entire examples.tar. Is there a way to un-tar just a directory named "java" from examples.tar?
Please let me know
JAK (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: jakSun8
7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I have a simple question. How do I get a tar of all the files under specific directory which are created on some specific date?
Suppose I am in /home/user123/logs. I need the tar of all the logs which are created on May 07. There are some 30 files of that date. Please help.
Thanks. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: everurs
8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Unix is great at giving you power were you need it, but what a pain in the rump when you just want to do such a simple thing like file management. I'm going back to Windows, crashing is frustrating, needing to spend 30 min just to zip a file up is crazy. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: yankee428
9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I created a relative backup of my home directory using tar into a file named backup.tar.
No problem there.
I checked it out using the table of contents command to list the contents of the backup.tar file, and there is no problem there either.
But, when I tried restoring backup.tar into a... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Relykk
10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I've created a tar file on tape using:
tar xvf /dev/rmt0
The directory I was in was:
under temperik the tar command created subdirectories.
I need too BACKUP these subdirectories again and restore them on another machine,
But when i'm going to... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: Erik Rooijmans