[Alug] tar and gzip

Jenny_Hopkins at toby-churchill.com Jenny_Hopkins at toby-churchill.com
Thu Sep 19 12:46:01 BST 2002


Douglas Willis wrote:

>Usually the symlink itself is added to the tar not what it points to.
>To test this use
>
>tar tvzf <my_first_filename> |grep www
>
>It will show you what is in the first tar ball.  You should only see the
>symlink entry not the data the symlink points to.


Thanks for that.
I severely need to clean out my home directory in that case.
Jen







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