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Re: [Help-tar] backup with tar, find

From: Ned2
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] backup with tar, find
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2007 09:34:44 -0000

OK let's put it this way, 
I am getting two different archive sizes (same content of course!) using tar
czvvf and gzip!
The archive generated with gzip is considerably smaller than the one from
tar. Don't tar cz use gzip as well?


Ned2 wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> I am trying to back up some files (documents, pics) with tar.
> Using the following command I encountered two problems:
> 1- Why is the resulting tar file actually larger than the files
> themselves? (-z
> doesn't help much either)
> 2- Why despite using mtime or even ctime with find I still see almost(?)
> all files being included in the tar file?
> find /home/ -ctime -1 -print0 | xargs -0 tar -cvvzf mybackup.tar.gz
> Any help appreciated
> Ned
> tar (GNU tar) 1.16

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