How "long" is a 'tar' archive on disk?

How "long" is a 'tar' archive on disk?

Post by Andy Burge » Fri, 08 Apr 1994 07:46:59




Quote:> What I am asking is, how can I find out how much room is left on the disk
>partition I used as my 'tar' archive?

you could:

tar -cf - /usr | dd > /dev/sdc2

and dd will print to stderr how much it transfered.

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1. Why doesn't echo "text" 'command' "more text" work?

                 ^                                        ^
Wrong quotes, should be -
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or -
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But, another problem is, if you've no mail, /usr/spool/mail/me does not
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You might try -
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