Linux Tar and Symbolic Links…

Some of our programs use symbolic links but some of our new systems don’t support them. Time to tar (archive) and place on a dev server for re-thinking. Ziping or simply downloading will not work (usually) as the symbolic links will break.

In this case tar is our friend! We can use tar to archive and move the files.

To add files to a new archive use:

$ tar cvf archive.tar dirname/

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