hemalpandya at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 20:29:38 PDT 2004
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 23:06:29 -0400 (EDT), Michael Sharp <ms.probsd at org> wrote:
> I'm having a brain freeze tonight and apparently forgot some
> basic UNIX commands..
> what is the command to remove the file "--directory"
> rm *directory* = nope
> rm "*directory*" = nope
> rm \-\-\directory = nope
> rm -i * = nope and dosent even see the file
> Also, if I'm in / and want to tar the entire filesystem
> EXCLUDING the
> directory jail ( /jail ) what would be the switches to tar?
Lookup --exclude in man tar. You want :
$ tar cvf file.tar --exclude jail .
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