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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Scratching An Itch

Is there an option in 'tar' to add a file on an archive and delete it upon adding? Well, there is -r (append) but it can't add files to a gzipped file. Well, I came up with a small hack:

for blah in `ls *.ext` # list the desired files
tar rvf foo.tar $blah ; rm -rf $blah # append and delete the added file on the archive
gzip foo.tar # zip the archive


I haven't scratched my other itch, that is a Jazz Bass, he he he.

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