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Date:      Wed, 04 May 2011 09:39:54 +0200
From:      David Demelier <demelier.david@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Piping find into tar...
Message-ID:  <4DC102CA.9060706@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <BANLkTimNyNKADJ543wDcNBE=tWqjCCEw_w@mail.gmail.com>
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On 04/05/2011 09:25, Modulok wrote:
> List,
>
> I've been playing with the find command lately. Is there a way I can pipe the
> putput list of files from find, into the tar command to create an archive which
> contains the files which find lists? I tried the following, but it didn't work
> (obviously).
>
> find -E . '.*\.txt$' -print | tar -cjf result.tgz
>
> Thanks!
> -Modulok-
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Hi Modulok,

As Peter said you could try using the xargs command with find. This 
should works as well:

find -E . '.*\.txt$' -print | xargs tar -czf result.tgz
-- 
David Demelier



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