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Old 07-22-2002
using tar command to copy files?


can i use the tar command to copy an entire directory and its content in another folder?
What is the proper syntax?

# 2  
Old 07-22-2002
Try this

cd to the directly just above yours.

tar cf - YOUR_DIRECTORY | ( cd NEW_DIRECTORY;tar xf -)

Should work like this!!

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Old 07-23-2002
Thx very works .
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