tar: Removing leading `/' from member names

UNIX or Linux

When I run this "tar cf - /scratch/001/* > /tmp/001.tar", it works but the following appears:

"tar: Removing leading `/' from member names".

How do I get rid of the warning/error?

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use: tar cf - /scratch/001/* > /tmp/001.tar 2>/dev/null

cd /
tar cf - ./scratch/001/* > /tmp/001.tar


cd /scratch
tar cf - ./001/* > /tmp/001.tar

Attention - files will be archived with these relative paths!


tar cf - /scratch/001/* > /tmp/001.tar 2>/dev/null

Attention - leading slash will be removed regardless of the suppression of the message!



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should have explained more:  
*nix use 3 I/O streams 0 stdin (standard in) 1 stdout (standard out) and 2 stderr (standard error)

the warning is returned in the stderr stream so you can easily redirect it to suppress the console printing the errors.
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