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Terminal - Commands using tar - 203 results
(cd /source/dir ; tar cvf - .)|(cd /dest/dir ; tar xvpf -)
tar cf - /path/to/data | 7z a -si archivename.tar.7z
2009-07-14 14:21:30
User: slashdot
Functions: tar
8

Using 7z to create archives is OK, but when you use tar, you preserve all file-specific information such as ownership, perms, etc. If that's important to you, this is a better way to do it.

tar cvfz changes.tar.gz --exclude-vcs `svn diff -rM:N --summarize . | grep . | awk '{print $2}' | grep -E -v '^\.$'`
2009-07-13 19:39:10
User: jaysee
Functions: awk diff grep tar
2

Handy when you need to create a list of files to be updated when subversion is not available on the remote host. You can take this tar file, and upload and extract it where you need it. Replace M and N with the revisions specific to yours. Make sure you do this from an updated (svn up) working directory.

tar -C <source> -cf - . | tar -C <destination> -xf -
ls *tgz | xargs -n1 tar xzf
tar -C <source_dir> -cf . | tar -C <dest_dir> -xf -
tar -C <source_dir> -cf . | tar -C <dest_dir> -xf
tar -tf <file.tar.gz> | xargs rm -r
for i in $(tar -tf <file.tar.gz>); do rm $i; done;
2009-07-06 19:57:23
User: din7
Functions: rm tar
-4

Remove annoying improperly packaged files that untar into the incorrect directory.

Example, When you untar and it extracts hundreds of files into the current directory.... bleh.

tar -cj /backup | cstream -t 777k | ssh host 'tar -xj -C /backup'
2009-07-02 10:05:53
User: wires
Functions: host ssh tar
24

this bzips a folder and transfers it over the network to "host" at 777k bit/s.

cstream can do a lot more, have a look http://www.cons.org/cracauer/cstream.html#usage

for example:

echo w00t, i'm 733+ | cstream -b1 -t2

hehe :)

( cd SOURCEDIR && tar cf - . ) | (cd DESTDIR && tar xvpf - )
for i in *.tar.gz; do tar -xzf $i; done
2009-06-13 03:58:48
User: kureikain
Functions: tar
Tags: tarball
0

You can flexibly change file pattern(*.tar.gz) and uncompress command to other job!

Example, remove all files :

for i in *.tar.gz; do rm $i; done

(Just for example, because if you really want to remove file, simply use wildcard like this rm *.tar.gz)

cd <YOUR_DIRECTORY>; for i in `ls ./`; do tar czvf "$i".tar.gz "$i" ; done
2009-06-11 18:33:27
User: ElAlecs
Functions: cd tar
-3

Very simple and useful, you need to change the word "directory" for your directory

tar czv Pictures | split -d -a 3 -b 16M - pics.tar.gz.
2009-06-09 19:48:01
User: asmoore82
Functions: split tar
11

Leave it to a proprietary software vendor to turn a cheap and easy parlor trick into a selling point. "Hey guys, why don't we turn our _collection of multiple files_ into a *collection of multiple files*!!" Extract the ^above with this:

cat pics.tar.gz.??? | tar xzv

^extract on any Unix - no need to install junkware!

(If you must make proprietary software, at least make it do something *new*)

if [ -e windows ]; then use 7-Zip

find /var/logs -name * | xargs tar -jcpf logs_`date +%Y-%m-%e`.tar.bz2
tar -zcvpf backup_`date +"%Y%m%d_%H%M%S"`.tar.gz `find <target> -atime +5` 2> /dev/null | xargs rm -fr ;
2009-05-26 17:15:52
User: angleto
Functions: rm tar xargs
Tags: backup
7

create an archive of files with access time older than 5 days, and remove original files.

tar -tf file.tar | tar -T - -uf file.tar
2009-05-22 00:28:13
Functions: tar
2

This will update the tarball, adding files that have changed since the last update.

This assumes that the tarball is in the same directory as the files being archived.

N.B. This command can't be used on compressed tarballs.

N.B. This will add the updated files to the tarball, so that the tarball will have two versions of each file. This will make the tarball larger, but doesn't have any other significant effect.

tar cvf - foodir | gzip > foo.tar.gz
2009-05-19 11:33:51
User: sharfah
Functions: gzip tar
Tags: tar gzip
-8

Where foodir is the directory you want to zip up.

gunzip < foo.tar.gz | tar xvf -
ssh -i $PRIVATEKEY $HOST -C 'cd $SOURCE; tar -cz --numeric-owner .' | tee $DESTINATION/backup.tgz | tar -tz
2009-05-18 20:36:45
User: GeckoDH
Functions: ssh tar tee
1
PRIVATEKEY - Of course the full path to the private key \n HOST - The host where to get the backup \n SOURCE - The directory you wish to backup \n DESTINATION - The destination for the backup on your local machine
tar -cf - folder/ | gpg -c > folder.tpg
2009-05-08 19:20:08
User: copremesis
Functions: gpg tar
-1

gpg's compression is as suitable as gzip's however your backups can now be encrypted.

to extract use:

gpg < folder.tpg | tar -xf -
tar cvzf - data1 data2 | uuencode data.tar.gz | mail -s 'data' you@host.fr
2009-05-01 23:13:08
User: log0
Functions: mail tar uuencode
1

An easy one but nice to keep in mind.

cd /mnt/old && tar cvf - . | ( cd /mnt/new && tar xvf - )
tar -czvvf backup$(date "+%Y%m%d_%H%M%S").tar.gz /path/to/dir
2009-04-10 21:37:17
Functions: date tar
5

creates a tar.gz with a name like:

backup20090410_173053.tar.gz

of a given directory.

this file was made 10 April 2009 at 5:30:53pm

see date's man page to customize the timestamp format

tar --exclude='.svn' -c -f /path/to/file.tar /path/to/directory