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Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu 10.04 LTS upgrade woes
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Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu 10.04 LTS upgrade woes

Quoting Chanoch (Ken) Bloom (kbloom@gmail.com):

> He wants *only* the dotfiles (and none of the regular files) 
> That's why he changed it to the following, which requires there be a
> non-dot character after the dot
>     tar zcfv dotfiles.tar .[!.]*

$ cd /tmp
$ touch ..foo
$ ls .[!.]*


(Yes, '.[!.]*' is nonethless a pretty good solution, among a myriad of
imperfect ones.)

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