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Old 02-23-2014
Tar question

Hi all, newbie here.

Could anyone help me how to combine a tar -c and tar -x command such that the source file/folder is archived into a target file in the destination folder (may or may not be in the same server), and extracted directly (through pipe?) in that same destination folder?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Smilie

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And oh, I also want to compound the single line command such that the target *.tar file is compressed and uncompressed (gzip/gunzip?).

Sorry, it is just critical that I combine these commands in a single line :/

Last edited by frys_hp; 02-23-2014 at 09:39 PM..
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Old 02-23-2014
I didn't quite understand your question. Why do you want to tar and untar simultaneously?

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Old 02-23-2014
How about this - assumption is you have password-less ssh working to the dest server, which may or may-not be the same server your source folder exists on.

cd /source
tar czf - * | ssh user@dest 'cd /target; tar xzfp -'

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