[Techtalk] How do I Tarball with spaces in filenames and dirs?

perimorph perimorph at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 19 03:35:19 EST 2003

tar -cRvf /home/ashleigh/test.tar my_stuff

i did that from a directory with files that have spaces in the names,
and it seems to have worked fine.  leave out the "v" switch if you don't
want verbose.  replace the home/ash/test.tar with where you want the
archive to go, and my_stuff with the dir you want to tarball (or a * if
you want to do all the dirs in your current dir).  it'll be recursive
since my_stuff is a dir (or since * matches dirs).


On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 23:46, TechChiq wrote:
> I need to tarball a directory that has subdirs and filenames that also
> contain spaces ('\ ') in them and I need it done recursively. I tried
> everything I could think of and can't seem to get it to work. Why would
> I want to use spaces? My PSP 8 project uses dirs with spaces in them to
> find certain files, unfortunately.
> Any idea how to do this?

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