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comment update tar archive in the relative directory
This works, but it executes over all files, regardless of their modification time. The goal is to update an archive in some directory (from outside of this dir) so that the full PATH is not given to the archive (using the -C) command. If I do "tar rf", it adds both the old files and the new ones again. I want to use the update in order to skip adding unchanged (old) files to the archive. It seems that "-C" doesn't work with "u" at all...
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comment update tar archive in the relative directory
Yes, I'm executing them in the same dir. Also, there should be no difference in where I put the actual archiveName.tar (it can be anywhere). I have just tried it again, to be sure: added some files touch someDirectory/{1,2,3} and tried tar uf archiveName... and it broke again.
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comment sharing an ext3/ext4 partition on external drive
"It is really ironic, to use Windows file system to move data between Linuxes." :) It's kind of sad, yes. This is why I wanted to investigate other options in the first place. Thank you very much for your help!
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comment sharing an ext3/ext4 partition on external drive
Thanks a lot for the answer! So, the right way to go is then to use vfat as the filesystem to get around the permissions, and tar.gz my directories?
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