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Re: [vox-tech] tar question

hi matt, are you sure?

   p@satan% file test.tar 
   test.tar: GNU tar archive

   p@satan% tar --delete --file test.tar  b
   tar: b: Not found in archive
   tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

   p@satan% file test.tar
   test.tar: data

not only doesn't it remove b from my tar file, it seems to destroy the
tar file!   ick!


begin Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> 
> I think what you need is tar --delete --file test.tar b
> (i.e. put the list of files to delete at the end of the command line)
> Matt
> On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 11:45:58AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > how do you delete a file from an archive?  i did:
> > 
> > mkdir test
> > cd test
> > echo "hello" > a
> > echo "hello" > b
> > cd ..
> > tar cv test > test.tar
> > 
> > then:
> > 
> > tar --delete b --file test.tar
> > tar --delete test/b --file test.tar
> > 
> > both time i get
> > 
> > tar: b: Not found in archive
> > 
> > 
> > how do i delete a file from a tar archive?  without doing something dumb
> > like untarring, deleting and retarring.
> > 
> > pete
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