problem with tar on 5.1?
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Sun Nov 9 12:01:42 PST 2003
Rod Person <rodperson at comcast.net> writes:
> according to the man page for tar --exclude-from and -X are supported.
> This command does not do what I expected it to do:
> tar -cz -f/usr/local/tmp/RoddieRodHome.tgz /home/roddierod
> Now I would expect that this would create a tar gzip file called
> RoddieRodHome.tgz and tar ball of my home with every thing but the files in
> .pan. But it does include the .pan directory.
> Is the --exclude-from not supported even though it is in the manpage?
I think you're confusing --exclude with --exclude-from.
What you typed should have excluded all of the files that were listed
in a file named "/home/roddierod/.pan".
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