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.

cd /etc/
zip -u fstab

Can I use this with zip?

echo xxx | sudo -S

or change fstab owner to me?
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cat /etc/fstab | zip -u -

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

unzip -p > fstab.txt

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It made a file, but the compressed file is named -.

Seems clumsy, but works.

mv - fstab

Last edited by drew77; 02-28-2019 at 11:48 AM..
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Use -j to junk the path element, i.e. zip -u -j /etc/fstab and you need not run it from inside /etc any more.
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