Piping find into tar...

kron24 kron24 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 11:52:11 UTC 2011

Dne 4.5.2011 11:42, Modulok napsal(a):
>>> By the way, in reference to the commands above the -j option is for
> bzip2, so the extension should be .tbz o_O
> Thanks everyone! I went with the following, because it works regardless of
> space characters in filenames. (Thanks for the correction on the extenion. It
> should indeed be 'tbz' when using the 'j' flag.)
> find -E . -regex '.*\.txt$' -print0 | xargs -0 tar -cjf result.tbz

When the amount of files is huge then tar will be invoked twice
or more. Thus result.tbz will contain just files from the last invocation.

I consider cpio a better option here.


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