Jon Nelson on 10 May 2005 15:19:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Tutorials

Paul L. Snyder said:
> Here's the nub: if xargs exceeds the size that is allocated for the
> command-line, the tar command will be executed more than once.  If tar
> is executed with the 'c' action, the archive will be clobbered, losing
> any files that were there already.


Thanks a lot for your very detailed and informative answer.  It was very
helpful indeed.

Your inquisitive minion,


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