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RE: tar wildcard problem

I tried everything but non seems to work. This is my tar command:

  tar -T filename.txt -X xfilename.txt -cvWf $TAR_FILE

And here is my exclude file xfilename.txt:

I have a workaround that does work.

  EXCLUDE_OPT=`cat exclude_opt.txt`
  tar -T filename.txt -X xfilename.txt $EXCLUDE_OPT -cvWf $TAR_FILE

This is my exclude_opt.txt file:

But this is really not nice.

Wai yip Tung

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Igor Pechtchanski
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:27 AM
To: Wai-Yip Tung (wtung)
Subject: Re: tar wildcard problem

On Sun, 29 Dec 2002, Wai-Yip Tung (wtung) wrote:

> I got some problem using tar.
> * wildcard in -T doesn't work. If I include *.txt in the file list I 
> got
>   tar: *.txt: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> However using *.txt in command line do work. Putting exact file name 
> or directory in the file list also works.
> * wildcard in -X file doesn't work. However, if I use it in --exclude 
> it does work. Putting exact file name doesn't work either. So -X does 
> nothing for me.
> The version information is
> tar (GNU tar) 1.13.25
> Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. 
> You may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public 
> License; see the file named COPYING for details.
> Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.
> Hope you can give me some suggestion.
> Thank you,
> Wai yip Tung

Did you escape or quote the wildcards appropriately, so that tar expands
them instead of the shell?
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