Subject: Re: bin/20071: pax-as-tar does not support gtar --exclude
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2003 16:04:17
[ On Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 15:29:28 (-0500), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: bin/20071: pax-as-tar does not support gtar --exclude
> gtar has a "--exclude" option that permits you to exclude
> certain files, subdirs, etc. from being tared up. this is used by a
> number of backup scripts and programs.
> pax-as-tar only supports "--exclude-file" which is not the
> same thing at all.
No, it's not quite the same, but pax-as-tar (just as native pax) does
support '-s', which can be made to do the exact same thing (and more):
File or archive member names that substitute to the empty string
are not selected and will be skipped.
Greg A. Woods
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