Simplified directory structure:
/root/test /root/test/dir1 /root/test/dir2 /root/test/dir3 /root/test/dir4
I want to tar /root/test so that when I extract the archive I get dir1 and dir2. I want to exclude dir3 and dir4 and possibly other files and subdirectories depending on the specific application of the command.
I realise there is a lot of tar examples and snippets around the net but I cannot seem to get a specific example or combine the ones available online to make this work as above. Any help would be much appreciated.