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Create a tgz archive of all the files containing local changes relative to a subversion repository.
Add the '-q' option to only include files under version control:
svn st -q | cut -c 8- | sed 's/^/\"/;s/$/\"/' | xargs tar -czvf ../backup.tgz
Useful if you are not able to commit yet but want to create a quick backup of your work. Of course if you find yourself needing this it's probably a sign you should be using a branch, patches or distributed version control (git, mercurial, etc..)
There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)
xargs deals badly with special characters (such as space, ' and "). In this case if you have a file called '12" record'.
Parallel https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/ does not have this problem.
Both solutions work bad if the number of files is more than the allowed line length of the shell.
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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