Re: SOLVED (partly) Re: I can't get tar to exclude files!!
On Tue, 26 May 1998, Rick Macdonald wrote:
> This fails:
> tar --exclude=xxx -zcvf test.tar *
> But this works:
> tar --exclude=xxx -zcvf test.tar ./
> Go figure.
Have you compared absolute and relative path names? The shell expands *
to a full path name. Also, listing the file in the list to the right (as
you do with a *) may override the exclude flag. A test with ./* should
explain things (sorry, I'm not at my box now).
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