tar noob question

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Wed Mar 23 15:40:05 MST 2005

On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 15:30 -0700, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 March 2005 03:04 pm, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> > Safer would be 
> > to stop doing a one liner.
> 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

Heh, nice. ;-)

Might want to toss an || rm $f to emulate a finally block.

/me wonders if that works with files containing spaces in the name

Stuart Jansen                   e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org

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