tar the current directory wihtout the absolute path

tar -cf "../${PWD##*/}.tar" .
should do the same as command #12875, just shorter.

By: joedhon
2013-11-06 11:15:38

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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".
flatcap · 310 weeks and 4 days ago
Damn, you're right, I got a folder named "." in my tarfile. So that's what -C is good for...
joedhon · 310 weeks and 4 days ago

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