Piping find into tar...

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Wed May 4 07:40:45 UTC 2011

On 04/05/2011 09:25, Modulok wrote:
> List,
> I've been playing with the find command lately. Is there a way I can pipe the
> putput list of files from find, into the tar command to create an archive which
> contains the files which find lists? I tried the following, but it didn't work
> (obviously).
> find -E . '.*\.txt$' -print | tar -cjf result.tgz
> Thanks!
> -Modulok-
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Hi Modulok,

As Peter said you could try using the xargs command with find. This 
should works as well:

find -E . '.*\.txt$' -print | xargs tar -czf result.tgz
David Demelier

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