proebuck (55) [Avatar] Offline
#1
By changing to your home directory prior to creating the tarball, haven't
you added the (partially generated) tarball to itself? Assume you're not root
here per shell prompt.
David Clinton (46) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Tar is too smart for that. When it gets to the tarball, it'll report:
tar: /home/yourname/dir/stuff.tar: file is the archive; not dumped
proebuck (55) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Pg208:
So we're ready for tar (which, once upon a time, stood for Tape ARchive).

Once upon a time? It still does.
David Clinton (46) [Avatar] Offline
#4
proebuck wrote:Pg208:
So we're ready for tar (which, once upon a time, stood for Tape ARchive).

Once upon a time? It still does.


Yeah, but I suspect there aren't that many operations still saving to tape. The failure rates were frightening.