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Create a tar archive with cpio containing a set of files

Terminal - Create a tar archive with cpio containing a set of files
find path -name '*' -type f | cpio -ov -H ustar -F txtarchive.tar
2012-07-29 00:44:12
User: bugmenot
Functions: cpio find
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Create a tar archive with cpio containing a set of files

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You can also do this directly with tar

find path -name '*' -type f | tar -cT - -f txtarchive.tar

We used to use cpio all the time to get the flexibility of find, but tar has so many options now for including/excluding patterns, newer than date, etc., that we never use cpio anymore, and almost never need to use find with tar even.

Still, I wasn't aware cpio had a tar format option these days, so thanks.

Comment by splante 150 weeks ago

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