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Syntax for gtar

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Trying to gtar directory and subdirectories.  Need to include long file names and maintain symbolic links and maintain permissions.  What is the syntax for command line?

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by:Kent Olsen
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Hi xoxomos,

tar -cp {path} > archive

I think that gtar handles long file names automatically.
The default is to dump symlinks as symlinks.


Good Luck!
Kent
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tar cpf file.tar directory/

cpf - create archive, include permissions, use first parameter as result file, instead of using default tape

ans xpf prameter after to extract using permissions.
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by:gheist
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http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=tar

Basically for extra info on what parameters to avoid to keep scrits portabls...
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Actually is Solaris and it doesn't seem to like tar -cp {path} > archive
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Not that way.

tar cpf - {path} > archive

i.e. one should use stdout instead of default tape for shell redirect to work.
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