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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:02:01 -0600
From:      "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <>
To:        Chris <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions <>
Subject:   Re: tar question...
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Chris wrote:

>On Wednesday 31 December 2003 1:21 pm, Xpression wrote:
>>Hi list, I've googled to search an aswer but no one match
>>mine. I want to tar all files on a directory without include
>>any other directory, I've tried with --exclude but no hope,
>>any suggestion ??? Thanks...
>I dom something similar to what you ask. What I do is tar a directory and all 
>it's contense EXCEPT one diectory. It goes something like this:
>tar -zcf  name.tgz --exclude MP3 dirname/
>I'm tarring a dir. and excluding the dir MP3 and it's files.
>I'm sure you will be able to expand on this.
>Use  man tar to see all the switches.

Sounds find, but wouldn't

$tar /home/foo/*

get this job done without including
subdirs, since there's no -R involved?

I read the OP's question as "I want to
tar all the files in a directory without
including any other directories..." which
would mean "any (sub)directories within
the directory would not be placed in the
tarball", right?

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

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