Bart van Heukelom asked:
I use the following pseudo-script to create a TAR of my installed software
mkdir tmp ln -s /path/to/app1/bin tmp/app1 ln -s /and/path/going/to/the-app-2 tmp/app2 tar -c --dereference -f apps.tar tmp
I need the
--dereference option here to follow the links I just made in
tmp. The reason I make the links in the first place is to store the directories with a different name in the archive than they have on the filesystem.
Until now it has worked fine. However, I now have the situation that
/path/to/app1 also contains links, and those I don’t want to follow.
Is this possible with some changes to the
tar command? Or do I need to completely switch around the way I build the archive?
Do you really need the directory structure in the tarball to be different than it is on disk?
If not, then you can just tar them up as-is:
tar -cf file.tar /path/1 /path/2
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