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Can I tar linux directory recursively AND Symbolic Links?

Posted on 2012-03-27
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I know that I can tar a linux directory with its subdirectories ?

and  can I tar symbolic links with the same command ?

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tar command is recursive.  Yes, you can tar everything together. Just tar the directory and the contents become part of tar
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thanks, would you please send me an example of a recursive tar ..

Secondly, so the Symbolic Links will be part of tar with any special switch or consideration, right?
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No switch.

tar pcvf tarfile.tar dirname
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