tar noob question

Lonnie Olson fungus at aros.net
Wed Mar 23 16:19:09 MST 2005


On Mar 23, 2005, at 3:40 PM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 15:30 -0700, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
>> What's wrong with one-liners?  Why not:
>>
>> f=.$RANDOM; mkfifo $f; find -iname '*.csv' > $f & \
>> tar -T $f -cjf archive.tar.bz2 && rm $f

or you can do without the fifo altogether.

find -iname '*.csv' | tar -T - -cjf archive.tar.bz2

the "-T -" means that it will retrieve a list of files to backup from 
stdin.

--lonnie
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