[thelist] Linux Tar Question

CDitty mail at redhotsweeps.com
Tue Jan 9 02:11:26 CST 2001

I am writing a small php script to create a backup of my web server.  Can 
anyone tell me a way (if possible) to exclude directories using tar?  I 
have tried using the following commands, but they give errors.

tar -cf --exclude=stats /home/httpd/html/galore/test.tar 
tar --exclude=stats -cf /home/httpd/html/galore/test.tar 

This is the error I get.
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
tar: /home/httpd/html/galore/test.tar: file is the archive; not dumped

Any ideas?

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