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# 8  
Old 03-27-2002
OK, I may also not get what you're saying, but here goes:
Are all of those files text?
And you want to create one large text file?

If so, you could do something like this:
for each in /home/rooh/ROOH*
cat $each >> RRO_2198
rm $each

You should test this first, though, before including the rm command in there...

You did mention using zip and tar, above, though. Do you want to create a tar archive?
tar cf RRO_2198.tar /home/rooh/ROOH*
zip RRO_2198.tar

Then use ftp / email / scp / etc... to move them off the box, or mv to move it around the box...

Please be more clear if this is not correct instead of simply repeating your previous posts. Maybe try asking the question using different words or analogies?
# 9  
Old 03-27-2002

Looks like I am unable to explain my problem.
LivinFree, I used your script for testing but that doesn't help because when I do cat $each , it will copy the contents of the file,but not the complete file with its name ,and as it is.

Basically this is what i want.

Suppose I have a directory

It contains files
-rw-r--r-- 1 rooh aradm 6748 Mar 20 09:34 ROOH0039032009241204
-rw-r--r-- 1 rooh aradm 4466 Mar 20 09:34 ROOH0039032009241203
-rw-r--r-- 1 hyun aradm 4466 Mar 20 09:31

and so on.......

what I want is basically a file which should contain these files as they are.

Suppose a file ROOH01
it should contain the files like

-rw-r--r-- 1 rooh aradm 6748 Mar 20 09:34 ROOH0039032009241204
-rw-r--r-- 1 rooh aradm 4466 Mar 20 09:34 ROOH0039032009241203
-rw-r--r-- 1 hyun aradm 4466 Mar 20 09:31

So basically this is what I want.

Hope I am clear this time.

# 10  
Old 03-28-2002
i really dont think what your trying to do can be done the way you want it to be done.

if there are other files in the directory along with the wanted "files", i would suggest you try creating a new directory and then moving only those wanted files into that directory. then backup the directory itself by using, (tar, cpio, dd). see if that helps at all
# 11  
Old 03-28-2002
Hi ,
Thanx for ur responce.
Your idea seems to be great , can I ask for one more favour.

Can you tell me how I can create a backup.

It sounds great that I have a new_irectory and first move all my wanted files into the new directory.

But can you tell me how I can create the backup of this.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Thanx alot of the good suggestion .

# 12  
Old 03-28-2002
after you have created a new directory and moved all the wanted files in there, then:

you should use tar cvf (output file) (absolute path of the new directory to backup)

output file = name of the file you want the directory to be backed up in to (make up any name)

absolute path of the new directory to backup = the complete path to where the newly created directory is located at

say I want to back up a directory named new_directory into a one file called directory_backup

i do this

tar -cvf directory_backup new_directory
(note: you have to specify the absolute path of the directory you want to backup)

later, if you wanna extract the files or any file from the backup tar achieve you just created, you simply type:

tar -xvf (directory_backup) (new_directory/whatever files you want to retrieve or extract)

again, directory_backup here means the file you backed up the directory into
new_directory means the path to the directory you want to backup

Let me know if your satisfied with the results

Last edited by TRUEST; 03-28-2002 at 04:16 PM..
# 13  
Old 03-28-2002
That seems to work great . Thanx alot for sharing your expertise.

Can i trouble you any further.
One more question ?

Is it possible to do something like this with cpio.
If yes How ????

# 14  
Old 03-28-2002
if you want to use cpio, this is what you do:

you cd into the newly created directory containing only those files you want.

then you type this:

ls | cpio -oO (name of backupfile)

say I want to backup those files I want into a file called smart.cpio, this is what I do

ls | cpio -oO smart.cpio

if i want to extract all files from smart.cpio, I will type:

cpio -itI smart.cpio

that should help you out
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