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Re: GNU Tar on Windows XP

From: Gadrin
Subject: Re: GNU Tar on Windows XP
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 06:59:44 -0800 (PST)
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Hi, thanks for responding.

I was going off of

The difference being the "." (dot) to match everything. However in gnu
tar, I'm able to use a single directory when I type in the
command line as I mentioned

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>tar -c -f Top.tar Top

J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>tar -t -v -f Top.tar
drwsrwsrwx user/group        0 2008-02-29 21:16 Top/
drwsrwsrwx user/group        0 2008-02-29 21:16 Top/Middle/
drwsrwsrwx user/group        0 2008-02-29 21:16 Top/Middle/Bottom/

J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>

It creates the archive just fine, when I reference only "Top" as the
file or input argument.
However the problem is that gnu tar won't take the piped arguments
from the find command
to build a similar archive. I want to be able to "do it on the fly"
meaning I don't have to build
an empty dir structure then build the archive.

In the meantime I've found a alternative method, which isn't so bad...

(Just substitue Writing for Top  as a folder in the following)

J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>xcopy c:\writing "J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp
\writing\" /t /e  :<-- creates an empty/temporary structure
J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>tar -c -f Writing.tar writing      '<--
creates an archive of the dir structure
J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>tar -t -v -f Writing.tar             ;<---
shows all folders
J:\Temp Folders\wbtTemp>rd /q /s writing                     ;<---
removes the blank/temporary structure.

I was hoping there was a way to pipe the folder names to tar, but so
far no joy.


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