Piping find into tar...

b. f. bf1783 at googlemail.com
Wed May 4 07:44:46 UTC 2011

> 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

You could use something like:

find -X . -name '*.txt' | xargs tar -cjf result.tgz


find . -name '*.txt' -print0 | xargs -0 tar -cjf result.tgz


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