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Restore a entire directory using tar command

 
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Re: Restore a entire directory using tar command

> Yes, and score one more for Apple Max OS X.


   Just another (old) GNU "tar":

$ uname -a
Darwin appleq2 9.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh


$ tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1

 

(An OS version newer than 10.5.8 may include a newer "tar", of course,
but I tend to live in the past with my old junk collection.)

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Re: Restore a entire directory using tar command


@Steven Schweda wrote:

> Yes, and score one more for Apple Max OS X.


   Just another (old) GNU "tar":

$ uname -a
Darwin appleq2 9.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh


$ tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1

 

(An OS version newer than 10.5.8 may include a newer "tar", of course,
but I tend to live in the past with my old junk collection.)


Well, for the sake of interest, it looks like this:

 

$ uname -a
Darwin JRFs-iMac.local 10.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

 

$ tar --version
bsdtar 2.6.2 - libarchive 2.6.2

...so here's another variant.

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

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Re: Restore a entire directory using tar command

>In an HP-UX environment, in my opinion, it is a superior replacement to 'tar'.

 

It has to be, since pax is the "replacement" for fbackup/frecover.  ;-)

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Re: Restore a entire directory using tar command


@Dennis Handly wrote:

>In an HP-UX environment, in my opinion, it is a superior replacement to 'tar'.

 

It has to be, since pax is the "replacement" for fbackup/frecover.  ;-)


Indeed, that's the hope :-)  I have not played with the graph ability of 'pax' either.

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

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Re: Restore a entire directory using tar command

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