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Certain options to
tar enable you to specify a name for your
archive. Other options let you decide which files to include or exclude
from the archive, based on when or whether files were modified, whether
the file names do or don’t match specified patterns, or whether files
are in specified directories.
This chapter discusses these options in detail.
|6.1 Choosing and Naming Archive Files||Choosing the Archive’s Name|
|6.2 Selecting Archive Members|
|6.3 Reading Names from a File|
|6.4 Excluding Some Files|
|6.5 Wildcards Patterns and Matching|
|6.6 Quoting Member Names||Ways of Quoting Special Characters in Names|
|6.7 Modifying File and Member Names|
|6.8 Operating Only on New Files|
|6.9 Descending into Directories|
|6.10 Crossing File System Boundaries|
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