[techtalk] Tar options

Bek Oberin gossamer at tertius.net.au
Wed Jan 24 06:24:33 EST 2001

I do backups of /home and /etc to my zip drive pretty regularly.
Just recently /home got too big to fit onto the zip so I'm
excluding certain files.

I'm using the option "--exclude-from-file backup.excludes"

and the backup.excludes file looks like this:


Now the log shows that it doesn't seem to be backing up *~ or the
logs or any of the others, but it IS still backing up
which is about 15 mb of stuff I do -not- want to back up.

Anybody know why it's not working????


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