Syntax for gtar

Posted on 2006-06-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
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?

Question by:xoxomos
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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!
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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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ID: 16882023

Basically for extra info on what parameters to avoid to keep scrits portabls...

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ID: 16887482
Actually is Solaris and it doesn't seem to like tar -cp {path} > archive
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ID: 16889781
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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