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RE: Selectively zipping files together
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Siegfried Heintze <siegfried at heintze dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:44:11 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Selectively zipping files together
- References: <200410181033750.SM01168@fasolt>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Ugh, top posting. Oh, well...
First off, <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>. Thanks.
Secondly, did you get a chance to read "man find"? It contains loads of
fascinating information about the "find" command, including examples for
doing exactly what you want with the "-path" option...
This is not Cygwin-specific in any way, BTW.
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Siegfried Heintze wrote:
> 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: cygwin-owner@XXXXXX.XXX [mailto:cygwin-owner@XXXXXX.XXX] On Behalf Of Igor Pechtchanski
> >Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 9:40 AM
> >To: Siegfried Heintze
> >Cc: cygwin@XXXXXX.XXX
> >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@ ..\\archive.zip
> >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 that
> >> 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 ../archive.zip
> >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
> ><http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Bzip> (the sixth match in a
> >Google search for 'bzip', BTW).
> > Igor
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