On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 23:45:16 -0800, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:26:22PM -0700, Tim Judd wrote: > > You can always try to tar it up directly > > > > tar -czf /dev/acd0 ~kline/ ~devel/ > > > > Good luck. > > > I do tar ~kline --bzip'd-- and scp it around. 3 times/week. I > want my most important stuff, ~/[DOT] files too, on a DVD. > Y'never know when a meteor will destroy the Earth... .
Using tar onto acd may not work, but utilizing atapicam, it could eventually work with cd directly: % tar cvjf /dev/cd0 ~/.* ~/devel ~/music ~/texts But this does not (!) make the media mountable! You may see that as a disadvantage, but maybe it's not: You can access it now directly without needing to mount it, and you can extract from it by selection, e. g. % tar xvjf /dev/cd0 ~/music to only extract the music/ subtree. The tar "file system" is best for interoperability because (if I may say this) every UNIX-like OS can read tar, no matter if you put it n discs, disks, tapes or even hard disks or USB sticks. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"