according to the man page for tar --exclude-from and -X are supported.
This command does not do what I expected it to do:
 tar -cz -f/usr/local/tmp/RoddieRodHome.tgz /home/roddierod 

Now I would expect that this would create a tar gzip file called 
RoddieRodHome.tgz and tar ball of my home with every thing but the files in 
.pan. But it does include the .pan directory.

Is the --exclude-from not supported even though it is in the manpage?



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