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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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