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Re: Excluding a directory from tar

On 2015-04-13 16:15:42 +0200, Petter Adsen wrote:
> I've been trying to make a tarball of my home directory, but I want to
> exclude ~/.cache. First I tried '--exclude="~/.cache", but it didn't
> work. Neither did '--exclude="~/.cache/*".

The ~ is not expended here:

$ echo "~/foo"

Try --exclude="$HOME/.cache" or similar.

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