I'm a little confused about the arguments for tar. I want to tar the contents of a directory and save that .tgz file for backup purposes.
Problem is, when I copy larry.tgz to /disk2 and: Tar xvfz larry.tgz It creates the /disk2 file structure within /disk2. # cd # ls /disk2 # freebsd larry (directories) # tar cvfz larry.tgz /disk2 # cp larry.tgz /disk2 # cd /disk2 # tar xvfz larry.tgz # ls # freebsd larry disk2 (directories) How can I make tar not create the directory structure within the same directory? Does that make sense? I tried tar cvfzP, no joy. Man tar didn't have anything that jumped out at me, but I could have missed or misunderstood something. If the solution is in the man page, I would appreciate a reference to the section, so I can re-read it to understand. Thanks, Charles _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"