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How to move an entire directory tree

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The Unix tar command can be used to build a so-called ``tarball'' file containing all the files in a given directory tree (that is, a given directory, any subdirectories below that directory, subdirectories of those subdirectories, and so on).

Once you have built a tarball file, you can use that file:

See these pages for the three main techniques:


See also: How to organize large collections of files
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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 2000/09/20 21:11:28 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/unix/tar.html
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