Thursday, February 11, 2016

Using Tar

We can use TAR to get a bulk of files and directories from one machine with their absolute path and move to another machine in the same absolute path with the following commands.

$ cat files.txt

Now for creating a tar file with the directory structure shown above issue the following command.
$ tar cvpfP a.tar -T files.txt

c will create the archive called a.tar
v will give us a verbose output
p will preserve the permission of the file
f will use the following archive file name
P will not ignore the / before the tmp.

Now for deflating all the files and folders in the corresponding absolute path use the following command.
$ tar xvpfP a.tar

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