please have a look at this hint

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Sun Feb 1 22:14:06 PST 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 15:50, cedric wrote:

> Thanks dude, i didn't know tar has an exclude switch.
> Also the bzip2-ing off the large file is usefull.

info tar would have told you that, but the switch was broken in earlier
versions of tar.  Only in the recent development versions has the fix
been in place.

> fdisk -l /dev/hd? <- nice, didn't know this trick

Again, man/info files are wonderful things :)


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