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Old 07-06-2011
How to delete original files after using a tar operation.

I have a list of log files in a directory. Once i tar them I need to remove the original log files. How do i do it?
# 2  
Old 07-06-2011
once you tar the file, you can read the filenames without untar it using -t option

To view the filename :

Code:
$ tar -tvf f1.tar | while read line; do echo $line | awk '{print $6}' ;  done
f1
f2
f3
f4

To remove

Code:
$ tar -tvf f1.tar | while read line; do rm `echo $line | awk '{print $6}'` ;  done

# 3  
Old 07-06-2011
What I exactly meant was :

I have the following files
f1.txt
f2.txt etc in a directory.
Now i tar all of them and store them as tar.tgz
At the same time I want the original f1.txt,f2.txt etc to get deleted.
# 4  
Old 07-06-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by manutd
What I exactly meant was :

I have the following files
f1.txt
f2.txt etc in a directory.
Now i tar all of them and store them as tar.tgz
At the same time I want the original f1.txt,f2.txt etc to get deleted.
tar your file; remove.
He or she gives your answers.
# 5  
Old 07-06-2011
Well i did figure out how to get about it :
whatever i needed to tar along with that at the end i added :
tar tar.tgz *.log && find *.log -delete
 
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