backup home dir exclude dot files

tar --exclude=".??*" -zcvf ./home_backup_2008.tar.gz my_home

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By: dtolj
2010-09-10 00:48:03
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    tar zcpf backup.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=backup.tgz /
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