Re: Archiving content of a directory on a DVD-R.
- Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2018 09:04:58 -0500
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Archiving content of a directory on a DVD-R.
On Sun, Nov 04, 2018 at 07:29:53AM -0800, peter@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> How is this for archiving the content of a directory?
> pushd <aDirectory> ;
> printf "Insert blank DVD-R."; read t ;
> tar -vcpzf - * | xorriso -indev /dev/sr0 -add -- -commit ;
Be aware that the * glob will probably miss filenames beginning with
a dot. Since you're using pushd, which is a bash extension, this is
probably a bash script. Therefore you might consider using
shopt -s dotglob
inside the script, to make the * glob include "dot files". That's
assuming you want to retain the current archive appearance.
The alternative would be to use . instead of * as tar's starting
point. This would change your archive appearance from