I've been tasked to archive certain files into a new directory at
I used this command:
mkdir /home/archive cd /home/archive tar -cvf log.tar \ /var/log/auth.log /var/log/alternatives/log \ /var/log/bootstrap.log /var/log/cron.log \ /var/log/dpkg.log /var/log/kern.log /var/log/mail.log
Sorry for the long command line but I only need those files from the entire /var/log directory.
The issue I have is that when I execute the long command as stated above, it works but it shows the entire file path when I do
less log.tar (to view contents without extracting just yet).
I want it to display this:
alternatives.log auth.log bootstrap.log cron.log dpkg.log kern.log mail.log
Instead, it has the /var/log path before the file name. Sorry if it's confusing to read all this but I would greatly appreciate the help!