I would like to create a tarball that contains files from a directory that have a ctime of less than 30 days. Most tutorials I have found have basically recommended doing something like this:
tar cvf foo.tar $(find ~/POD -type f -ctime -30)
The problem is that a lot of the files that I want to tar up contain spaces in their name. This means that the
tar command will delimit based on a spaces, which means that the full file paths will be broken up.
So now I'm trying to make the
find command return a list of quoted file paths. So here's what I have tried:
find . -type f -ctime -30 | xargs printf "\"%s\"\n"
But this command also broke up all of the file names based on spaces. So then I tried this:
oldifs=$IFS IFS=\n find . -type f -ctime -30 | xargs printf "\"%s\"\n" IFS=$oldifs
But this gave me the same results.
Is there a way I can pass the full path names to
tar and have everything work with spaces in their names?