Re : Archiving content of a directory on a DVD-R.
- Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:56:14 -0800
- From: peter@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: 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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