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tar the current directory wihtout the absolute path

Terminal - tar the current directory wihtout the absolute path
tar -cf "../${PWD##*/}.tar" .
2013-11-06 11:15:38
User: joedhon
Functions: tar
-1
tar the current directory wihtout the absolute path

should do the same as command #12875, just shorter.

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Terminal - Alternatives
ORIGDIR=${PWD##*/}; PARENT=`dirname $PWD`; tar -C $PARENT -cf ../${ORIGDIR}.tar $ORIGDIR
2013-11-04 18:44:34
User: vwal
Functions: tar
1

tars the current directory (and its children) in an archive of the same name (plus ".tar" :)) in the parent directory without the absolute path, so that when the archive is extracted, only the current directory name is created for the path. Assumes bash/zsh.

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What others think

Your command isn't quite the same -- it doesn't include the directory name.

Using the original command: if you are in directory DIR with files A, B, C the tar contains DIR/A, DIR/B, DIR/C

Your command only saves A, B, C.

The original ought to be called something like: "tar up this directory as if we were just outside it".

Comment by flatcap 80 weeks and 2 days ago

Damn, you're right, I got a folder named "." in my tarfile. So that's what -C is good for...

Comment by joedhon 80 weeks and 1 day ago

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