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RE: Selectively zipping files together

Thank you very much.

I have a follow on question: I'm in /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Apache
Group/Apache and I want to back up my work. I don't want to back up the bin
directory, or the error directory or the logs directory...

How do I exclude these directories? The following does not work:

/usr/bin/find . -type f   ! -path \^\.\/bin | less


>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On Behalf Of
Igor Pechtchanski
>Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 9:40 AM
>To: Siegfried Heintze
>Subject: Re: Selectively zipping files together
>On Thu, 14 Oct 2004, Siegfried Heintze wrote:
>> I'm trying to use sun's jar utility (from Sun's java development kit)
>> along with the Cygwin find command to selectively zip together a
>> directory tree and send it to someone that can explode the tree using
>> WinZIP or PKZIP.
>> I suppose it off topic to discuss the jar utility here. I'm looking for
>> an appropriate mailing list to solicit help with jar (suggestions are
>> welcome).
>> The following does not work because it just grabs all the files in my
>> directory. I tried using the -print on find that did not help. I tried
>> removing the "@" pipe find into xargs and that did not work.
>> /usr/bin/find "." \( ! -name \*.pch -a ! -path \*CVS\* \) | jar cvf@
>To put this on-topic, use the java wrapper scripts I posted a while ago
>(they are also in the cygwin-apps CVS, under wrappers/java).  They contain
>a "jar" wrapper script (which needs to be edited, hence it's not a package
>yet) that understands Cygwin paths, etc.  So, basically, you'll need to
>/usr/bin/find . -type f -a ! -name \*.pch -a ! -path \*CVS\* |
/usr/local/bin/jar cvf@ ../archive.jar
>> Since we are not allowed to discuss jar here, is there a Cygwin utility
>> produces Windows ZIP files that will work with find?
>Or just use the 'zip' utility from the 'zip' package (D'Oh!).
>> I even tried tar (even though it is not the format I want). Why does this
>> not work?
>> /usr/bin/find "." \( ! -name \*.pch -a ! -path \*CVS\* \) | xargs tar cvf
>Again, /usr/bin/find . -type f -a ! -name \*.pch -a ! -path \*CVS\* -print0
| xargs -r0 tar cjvf ../archive.tar.bz2
>> The problem is the same: all the files are included. I also, for all of
>> the above, tried using the -print on the find command but that did not
>> help.
>'-print' is the default action.  You were missing the '-type f'
>> Oh - and one last question: is there any document that compares bzip with
>> bzip2 and gnuzip and winzip?
>Ain't no such animal as 'gnuzip' -- did you mean 'gzip'?  'bzip' is a
>patent-ridden ancestor to 'bzip2', and is rarely used these days (if at
>all).  See, for example, the 'bzip' article at
><> (the sixth match in a
>Google search for 'bzip', BTW).
>	Igor

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