oneliner to transfer a directory using ssh and tar

tar cvzf - dir | ssh my_server 'tar xzf -'
this will tar/send/untrar a whole directory.

By: snaguber
2014-07-31 18:14:16

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You may want to add --directory (or -C) to the last tar so that it changes to the correct dir before extracting files.
pdxdoughnut · 373 weeks ago
Why not just use scp ... tar cvzf - dir | ssh my_server 'tar xzf -' would then become: scp -r dir myserver:~
kieranbingham · 368 weeks and 5 days ago

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