excluding files w/ tar
i'm trying to back up an old suse box so that i can
clear it off and install debian. anyway, i want to
tar up basically everything (except for the obvious
stuff like proc, /tmp/, /dev, etc.) so i've made an
$ cat /tmp/excludes
then i'm using this command to tar it up:
$ tar cv -X /tmp/excludes -p --atime-preserve * -- |
netcat 10.1.22.39 80
but all the directories in my excludes file are still
being backed up! where am i going wrong?
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