Re: recompressing circle

From: Mr. Wizard (
Date: 09/02/94

On Thu, 1 Sep 1994, Giovanni Ruffini wrote:

> Hhmm... I know that this doesn't DIRECTLY pertain to the subject of this group,
> but I really don't know where else to turn, so please bear with me :)
> I want to make a backup copy of the work I've been doing on a modified circle
> 2.2, and it just doesn't seem worth it to me to ftp and download every file
> one at a time, and since I have touched almost every file, that'd be what I'd
> have to do if I can't figure out how to tar and compress entire trees of
> directories and everything that's contained therein. The man page hasn't helped
> me much; I know some of you guys must have done this with circle before.
> Could I bother you for a step by step how-to?
> Thanks so much,
> Nino

I think this works fine:

1.  From whatever directory you want to tar (the world directory in this 
case), type 'cd ..' to get one level up.

2.  Type 'tar -cf [name of output file] [directory name]' will tar the 
directory and all its sub-directories. 

I think I usually do:

cd circle
tar -cf world.backup.tar world
compress world.backup.tar

And I end up with a file called world.backup.tar.Z

Hope that helps.

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