On Wednesday 03 September 2003 13:22, Charles Howse wrote:
> 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?

What about :
cd /disk2
tar -cvfz larry.tgz *

grtz,
Daan
_______________________________________________
[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to