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Terminal - Commands using tar - 193 results
( 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
-9

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
ssh user@host "(cd /path/to/remote/top/dir ; tar cvf - ./*)" | tar xvf -
2009-03-31 13:08:45
User: dopeman
Functions: ssh tar
Tags: copy files
1

This command will copy files and directories from a remote machine to the local one.

Ensure you are in the local directory you want to populate with the remote files before running the command.

To copy a directory and it's contents, you could:

ssh user@host "(cd /path/to/a/directory ; tar cvf - ./targetdir)" | tar xvf -

This is especially useful on *nix'es that don't have 'scp' installed by default.

on the listening side: sudo nc -lp 2022 | sudo tar -xvf - and on the sending side: tar -cvzf - ./*| nc -w 3 name_of_listening_host 2022
2009-03-27 09:59:33
User: smcpherson
Functions: sudo tar
Tags: netcat
-2

This is useful for sending data between 2 computers that you have shell access to. Uses tar compression during transfer. Files are compressed & uncompressed automatically. Note the trailing dash on the listening side that makes netcat listen to stdin for data.

on the listening side:

sudo nc -lp 2022 | sudo tar -xvf -

explanation: open netcat to -l listen on -p port 2022, take the data stream and pipe to tar -x extract, -v verbose, -f using file filename - means "stdin"

on the sending side:

tar -cvzf - ./*| nc -w 3 name_of_listening_host 2022

explanation: compress all files in current dir using tar -c create, -v verbose, -f using file, - filename - here means "stdout" because we're tar -c instead of tar -x, -w3 wait 3 seconds on stream termination and then end the connection to the listening host name_of_listening_host, on port 2022

tar -czf - * | ssh example.com "cat > files.tar.gz"
2009-03-24 17:02:02
User: migurski
Functions: ssh tar
5

I recently found myself with a filesystem I couldn't write to and a bunch of files I had to get the hell out of dodge, preferably not one at a time. This command makes it possible to pack a bunch of files into a single archive and write it to a remote server.

curl http://domain.com/file.tar.gz | tar zx
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} tar -cvzf {}.tar.gz {}
2009-03-17 11:12:53
User: piemme
Functions: find tar xargs
2

Create backup (.tar.gz) for all first-level directory from current dir.

find ~/project -mtime -1 -type f -print | tar jcvf myfiles.tar.bz2 -T -
2009-03-13 13:03:11
User: voyeg3r
Functions: find tar
0

create tar.bz2 package from files "-type f" modificated today "-mtime -1" in ~/project

tar cf - . | (cd /new/dir; tar xvf -)
2009-03-09 20:30:34
User: jauderho
Functions: cd tar
-1

Add z to the flags to enable compression.

alias wordpress='mkdir wordpress && cd wordpress && wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz && tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz && mv wordpress/* . && rm -rf latest.tar.gz wordpress && cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php'
tar cpfP - $(find <somedir> -type f -name *.png) | ssh user@host | tar xpfP -
2009-02-26 00:01:30
User: raphink
Functions: find ssh tar
7

Notes:

* Adjust the find command to your own filters.

* The -P flag forces to keep absolute paths in the tarball, so that you can be sure that the exact same file hierarchy will be created on the second machine.

tar ztf tar-lacking-subdirectory.tar.gz | xargs rm
2009-02-19 00:34:09
User: mulad
Functions: tar xargs
2

These days, most software distributed in tar files will just contain a directory at the top level, but some tar files don't have this and can leave you with a mess of files in the current folder if you blindly execute

tar zxvf something.tar.gz

This command can help you clean up after such a mistake. However, note that this has the potential to do bad things if someone has been *really* nasty with filenames.