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Old 10-15-2013
Help with number of files in a tar archive

I cant seem to work out how to count the number of executable files in a particular tar archive? Only in a directory as a whole.
I also cant work out how to count number of certain file types in a tar archive. Only the directory, pretty stuck Smilie
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Old 10-15-2013
Try tar tvf tarfile.tar and then grep -c
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Old 10-15-2013
Scrut, what I mean is. At the start of the script. I ask for a archive file using echo. Then i enter in the full name eg: scrupt.tar.gz once i enter this, then i want to list executables within this tar, and also total files with extension .sh in the particular tar?
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Old 10-15-2013
$ tar tvf files.tar | awk '$1~/x/ {execs++} $6~/\.sh$/ {scripts++} END {printf "Exes: %s, Scripts: %s\n", execs, scripts}'

(you may need to fiddle with the field numbers, depending on the exact output of your tar)
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Old 10-15-2013
CarlOM, do you have some sort of messenger than I can talk to you on? Im having abit of trouble bud.

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Last edited by bakunin; 10-16-2013 at 07:49 AM..
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Old 10-15-2013
I'm afraid not (and I'm off to work!).

Post the output you're getting (if any), and a fragment of the output from your tar tvf call, and someone should be able to help.
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Old 10-15-2013
yeah as I am only learning, not entirely sure where to put that.
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