[CLUG-tech] recursive tar

Zoltan Szecsei zoltans at geograph.co.za
Thu Mar 8 09:16:22 SAST 2007


Hi,
What would be the most compact way to recursively pick out and tar up 
files with a specific extension?
eg:

#! /bin/sh
TAR="/bin/tar"
#
# runs daily backups for project
#
cd /mnt/gw0_U/Data_Capturing
$TAR cfz /home/data/tarzGW0_`date +%Y%m%d` */*.prj

So, I have a top-level directory within which are deeper directories 
(possibly with deeper directories) and I want to back up all *.prj 
files, keeping their directory names relative to my top-level directory. 
The top-level directory does not have any .prj files

tar with --recursive (supposed default) does not help.

TIA,
Zoltan


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