Re: tar cvfz test.tar.gz / gives error while untaring
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, Travis Crump wrote:
> From my tests that error doesn't appear to be fatal and can be ignored.
My version of tar is (GNU tar) 1.13.25.
Yes, I also think that this error can be ignored because the rest of the
archive is correctly untared.
But to be honest I cannot find an explicit rule neither in the manpages nor
in the info file which says that you have to cd to a superior directory to
archive a directory. The only thing I found was in the info gnu (it was the
To archive a directory, first move to its superior directory. If you
have followed the previous instructions in this tutorial, you should
This will put you into the directory which contains `practice',
i.e. your home directory. Once in the superior directory, you can
specify the subdirectory, `practice', as a file name argument. To
store `practice' in the new archive file `music.tar', type:
If you give `tar' a command such as
$ tar --create --file=foo.tar .
`tar' will report `tar: ./foo.tar is the archive; not dumped'. This
happens because `tar' creates the archive `foo.tar' in the current
directory before putting any files into it.
But how can I move to the superior directory of / ?
Thanx to all who have answered and spent their time helping me.
I do now:
tar cvzf /mnt/somehow/test.tar.gz . --exclude=mnt --exclude=proc
So, thanx to all
... don't touch the bang bang fruit