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# 1  
Old 11-20-2001
using tar command

What is the tar command from start to finish to move a directory from one directory to another .
# 2  
Old 11-20-2001
Is the directory you want to move it to on the same server? If so, just use the "mv" command.
# 3  
Old 11-20-2001
Quote:
Hello,
doeboy, my unix administator says that I need to use the tar commands and that this command ensures that permissions will get moved over properly. and yes, this is on the same server.

I have read the tar help file in using the man command and I still don't get it. This is how they want me to do this...
Well, you could do something like this:

Create the destination directory, then cd to it. Then do the following:

tar -Ccvf <first_dir> - | tar xvf -

But I prefer this way:

Create the destination directory, then from the source directory, run this:

find . -depth -print | cpio -pdlmv <destination_dir>

Smilie

Next time you might want to reply to your original thread instead of opening new threads for the same topic as well. Just a suggestion. I'm sure the administrators of the board would thank you for it too. Smilie
# 4  
Old 11-20-2001
doeboy,

Thank you, I will use the reply next time.
# 5  
Old 11-21-2001
hello,

doeboy,

I tried your commands that you gave to me last night and here are the error$ cd /usr/remedy/apps
$ ls
ITServices ITServices.bak
$ pwd
/usr/remedy/apps
$ find .-depth -print | cpio -pdlmv <tmp
find: cannot open .-depth: No such file or directory
ksh: tmp: cannot open
$ find.-depth -print|cpio -pdlmv <tmp
ksh: find.-depth: not found
ksh: tmp: cannot open
$ cd /tmp
$ tar -Ccvf</usr/remedy/apps> -| tar xvf
tar: C: unknown option
Usage: tar {txruc}[vfbFXhiBEelmopwnq[0-7]] [-k size] [tapefile] [blocksize] [exc
lude-file] [-I include-file] files ...
tar: tapefile must be specified with 'f' option
Usage: tar {txruc}[vfbFXhiBEelmopwnq[0-7]] [-k size] [tapefile] [blocksize] [exc
lude-file] [-I include-file] files ...
$
$ tar -Ccvf /user/remedy/apps -| tar xvf-
tar: C: unknown option
Usage: tar {txruc}[vfbFXhiBEelmopwnq[0-7]] [-k size] [tapefile] [blocksize] [exc
lude-file] [-I include-file] files ...
tar: tapefile must be specified with 'f' option
Usage: tar {txruc}[vfbFXhiBEelmopwnq[0-7]] [-k size] [tapefile] [blocksize] [exc
lude-file] [-I include-file] files ...
$





s that I am getting...
# 6  
Old 11-21-2001
Well, I can offer a little assistance with the cpio error:
Quote:
$ find .-depth -print | cpio -pdlmv find: cannot open .-depth: No such file or directory
You need a space between the "." and "-depth"...
# 7  
Old 11-21-2001
I'll help out with the tar solution. I have never seen -C work the way doeboy shows. And I wouldn't add -v to both of the tar jobs. So I would do

mkdir DEST
cd SOURCE
tar cvf - . | ( cd DEST && tar xf -)

These days I probably should switch to:
tar -cvf - . | ( cd DEST && tar -xf -)
but old habits die hard Smilie
 

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