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Linux Tarball Directories Question

Posted on 2013-10-29
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Stupid question -

I know how to recursively tarball a directory when I'm in the directory chain right above it...

like say I'm in

/var/www/

and I want to tarball /var/www/httpdocs

I know how to do that.  But - say I don't want the tarball to start with the httpdocs directory...and just want to tarball up everything "from where I am."

So I go into /var/www/httpdocs and tarball from within there...what's the syntax for that?

Thanks!
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So you wish to create a tarbomb?
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tar -cvf /path/to/ball.tar .

Note the dot (" .") at the end. It stands for the current directory.

wmp
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