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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] backup with tar, find
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 11:02:53 -0700
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Ned2 <address@hidden> writes:

> find /home/ -ctime -1 -print0 | xargs -0 tar -cvvzf mybackup.tar.gz

I wouldn't do that: xargs can call tar multiple times, and you'll lose
data.  As for your other question, tar uses gzip to compress, so if
you get different sizes then you're going to have to figure out what
the problem is.  Maybe you're using a different version of gzip than
tar is?

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