Move files around local filesystem with tar without wasting space using an intermediate tarball.

tar -C <source> -cf - . | tar -C <destination> -xf -

By: Tekhne
2009-07-10 21:16:23

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What Others Think

I can't think of a good reason to do this on a local filesystem. There are great advantages when the source or destination is on another machine. It seems you submitted this same command also on 2009-07-08 22:19:04 .
bwoodacre · 629 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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