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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] archiving directories
  • From: MJ Ray <markj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 01:26:05 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <slrnbfn7bk.hj8.markj+0111@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
E Lea <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> not to blame. Whoever it was that suggested using redirected output ">
>> filename.tar" in the last thread is severly mistaken about how tar
>> works.....
> You can't just make a sweeping statement like that. By default GNU tar
> writes to stdout. Redirecting the output to a file works. I'm not sure what
> you're getting at

I think what Thomas meant was that if you give the f option, GNU tar
does not write to stdout, but to the named file parameter. HTH.

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