tar archive with including specific patern files


 
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tar archive with including specific patern files

Hi,

I need to create recursive tar archive, while I put there only files of type a*.txt.

Without file filtering the command is: tar cfzf test.tar.gz test_tar/

How I include the switch for including only files with pattern a*.txt ?

Thanks a lot!
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You could use find as follows...

Code:
tar cf file.tar `find . -print -name \*.txt`

or append to the tar file as follows

Code:
find . -print -name "*.txt" | while read N
do
     tar rf file.tar $N
done

and change the 'find' to look for the type of files you want.
 

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