Tar files matching a certain wildcard

tar -czf ../header.tar.gz $(find . -name *.h)
This is a shortcut to tar up all files matching a wildcard. Tar doesn't have the --include (apparently).

2010-06-27 23:44:48

What Others Think

A couple of things. That won't work if the filenames contain whitespace. Remember to escape the '*' -- if there are header files in the current directory, find will go wrong. A tidier way to do it is: find . -name \*.h -print0 | tar czf header.tar.gz --null -T - This way, find gives tar a list of filenames to work with. If you're OCD, you can even sort them by adding this in the middle: | sort -z
flatcap · 626 weeks ago

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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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