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Re : Archiving content of a directory on a DVD-R.




From:	Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
Date:	Sun, 4 Nov 2018 12:25:43 -0500
> any chance there's a symlink in the directory? that you want archived?
> tar -h
>   Follow symlinks; archive and dump the files they point to.

Thanks for mentioning that. The directory is for plain old files of 
data and a few subdirectories.  Subdirectories are excluded from the 
first stage of backup.  I can't think of a reason for a symlink to 
exist but will keep the possibility in mind.  An exception is a likely 
source of trouble.

Regards,                         ... Peter E.



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