On Thu, 2004-07-01 at 22:23, Roop Nanuwa wrote: > On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 20:36:44 -0400, Bruce Hunter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > I am trying to archive this directory for backup purposes. I am getting > > this error when trying to create a new tar file. > > > > Solisix/ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] su > > Password: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] tar -c Solisix/ > > tar: /dev/sa0: Cannot open: Operation not supported > > tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now > > > > What is wrong? Permissions? I am root.. > > > > You need to specify the 'f' option to tell tar where to write the tar > to, it's defaulting > to /dev/sa0 which probably doesn't exist on your system. > > Run: > tar -cf Solisix.tar Solisix/ > > --roop
Thanks, I got it to work. How would I include the current system date like this. #tar -cvf Solisix-$USER.tar Solisix/ <--- with current user.. I want the date instead.. #tar -cvf Solisix-$date.tar Solisix/ <-- doesn't work I'm still learning.. sorry Bruce _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"