create a backup for all directories from current dir

find -maxdepth 1 -type d -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} tar -cvzf {}.tar.gz {}
Create backup (.tar.gz) for all first-level directory from current dir.
Sample Output

By: piemme
2009-03-17 11:12:53

What Others Think

How about: tar czvf - . > /tmp/x.tgz or, if we want to get fancy about the gzipped tarball name: tar czvf - . > /tmp/$(basename $(pwd)).tgz
mpb · 631 weeks ago
I think the original poster wanted to make multiple tarballs, one for each directory that find returns.
bwoodacre · 631 weeks ago
@bwoodacre: you're right, I wanted exactly multiple tarballs, one for each directory
piemme · 630 weeks and 6 days 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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