Re: How to move debian from one drive to another and keep it working?
On Friday 03 Jun 2005 15:56, David Witbrodt wrote:
> David Witbrodt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > tar cvf - / | (cd /mnt/; tar xvf -)
> I'm a dummy. I had just spend the past several days reading docs,
> including the 'man' page for 'tar', and failed to notice that the "cvf" and
> "xvf" switches for 'tar' do not have the '-' character, but the man page
> for 'tar' _does_ use it.
- specifies stdin, or stdout as files, where the | pipe character sends data.
You only need to use it if you use the f flag, which requires a filename.
Combos along the lines of tar cv srcdir | (cd dest; tar xv) will work, too.
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