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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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Last updated: 2000/09/20 21:11:28 UT
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