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oneliner to transfer a directory using ssh and tar

Terminal - oneliner to transfer a directory using ssh and tar
tar cvzf - dir | ssh my_server 'tar xzf -'
2014-07-31 18:14:16
User: snaguber
Functions: dir ssh tar
oneliner to transfer a directory using ssh and tar

this will tar/send/untrar a whole directory.


There are 15 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
tar -vzc /path/to/cool/directory | ssh -q my_server 'tar -vzx -C /'
2014-07-31 18:42:57
User: regulatre
Functions: ssh tar

Copy a local directory to a remote server using ssh+tar (assume server is lame and does not have rsync).

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Also see http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2536 for a high-performance variant that doesn't incur encryption overhead

Comment by baitisj 116 weeks and 6 days ago

You may want to add --directory (or -C) to the last tar so that it changes to the correct dir before extracting files.

Comment by pdxdoughnut 116 weeks and 3 days ago

Why not just use scp ...

tar cvzf - dir | ssh my_server 'tar xzf -'

would then become:

scp -r dir myserver:~

Comment by kieranbingham 112 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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