Create a tar archive with cpio containing a set of files

find path -name '*' -type f | cpio -ov -H ustar -F txtarchive.tar

By: bugmenot
2012-07-29 00:44:12

What Others Think

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.
splante · 485 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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