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Old 10-19-2013
Exclude file with tar


i am trying to use a exclude file to exclude some file directories while making a tar archive. This is my command:

tar -pcvf orahome10gR2.tar.gz db_1 -X /home/oracle/excludeFile.txt /home/oracle/

when i execute it, it seem to be tar-ing. But once is done, i cd to /home/oracle and could not find my archive.

Please help to see why am i not getting my tar archive when i use the exclude file method ?

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 10-19-2013 at 06:09 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 10-19-2013
What's the db_1 for?
I guess it requests only this one.
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Old 10-19-2013
The archive orahome10gR2.tar.gz is in your current working directory.
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