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Re: [opensuse] tar
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:21:06 -0500
  • Message-id: <1169414466.28032.23.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 13:57 -0700, John Meyer wrote:
> I'm still working my way through tar manuals and I'm coming across this
> problem: creating tarballs is easy, however, when I try to create it to
> where only files that are newer are added (such as in Pictures, where I
> don't want multiple backups based by dates), tar complains about it.
> Does anybody know the right way to do this, given that:
>
> 1. The directory you want to backup is $HOME/Pictures
> 2. The file you want to backup to is $HOME/backups/Pictures.tar.gz

What have you tried already so we don't suggest versions of the tar
command that have not worked for you?

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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