how do i scp .dotfiles??

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Sun Aug 29 14:06:34 UTC 2010

>>>>> "'Gary" == 'Gary Kline' <kline at> writes:

'Gary> 	at least for me, gtar fails to pick up dotfiles.

How did you invoke it?

There's a big difference between:

        cd $HOME && gtar cfz /tmp/xx.tgz . # should get everything


        cd $HOME && gtar cfz /tmp/xx.tgz * # will miss all the dotfiles

Did you do the latter, by chance?

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