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Re: [opensuse] tar
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:09:09 -0800
  • Message-id: <45B3E485.9000005@xxxxxxxxxx>

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

tar -cvf $HOME/backups/Pictures.tar.gz $HOME/Pictures

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