Create zip file from root owned fstab


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Create zip file from root owned fstab

I want to zip up my fstab file for backup purposes.

This does not work because of permission issues.

Code:
cd /etc/
zip -u fstab.zip fstab

Can I use this with zip?

Code:
echo xxx | sudo -S


or change fstab owner to me?
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Code:
cd
cat /etc/fstab | zip -u fstab.zip -

--- Post updated at 09:48 ---

Code:
unzip -p fstab.zip > fstab.txt

# 3  
It made a file fstab.zip, but the compressed file is named -.


Seems clumsy, but works.


unzip fstab.zip
mv - fstab

Last edited by drew77; 02-28-2019 at 10:48 AM..
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Use -j to junk the path element, i.e. zip -u -j this.zip /etc/fstab and you need not run it from inside /etc any more.
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