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Creat a tar file for backup info

Terminal - Creat a tar file for backup info
tar --create --file /path/$HOSTNAME-my_name_file-$(date -I).tar.gz --atime-preserve -p -P --same-owner -z /path/
2009-09-07 04:52:12
User: Odin_sv
Functions: date tar
Creat a tar file for backup info

Use tar command for a backup info with a date of creation


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
tar czf /path/archive_of_foo.`date -I`.tgz /path/foo
2009-09-07 05:45:33
Functions: tar
Tags: backup tar

creates a compressed tar archive of files in /path/foo and writes to a timestamped filename in /path.

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What others think

--create and --file are needlessly verbose, c and f suffice. --atime-preserve is unnecessary since that is the default behavior. -p is only meaningful when extracting. -P is bad practice, never use absolute paths in tar archives. writing the tar archive into the same path being archived will depending on tar implementation try to archive the tar file.

Comment by Edward_Virtually 317 weeks and 1 day ago

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