lfs done, backup?

Tan Siong Hua stsh at pd.jaring.my
Fri Nov 22 06:55:44 PST 2002


I entered
tar cjf lfs.tar.bz2 $LFS
and I get this message
tar: Removing leading '/' from member name
and then I get my bash prompt back with nothing happened.


"Jim Murphy" <friartek at stargate.chicago.il.us> wrote in message
news:20021122072731.E21486 at terabridge.com...
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 06:18:41PM +0800, Tan Siong Hua wrote:
> > I get this error.
> > can not open, /mnt/lfs is a directory
>
> My first guess would be the you have the wrong order on the command
> line.  But the message you gave above doesn't quite reflect that.
>
> tar cjf lfs.tar.bz2 $LFS
> 1   2       3        4
>
> 1) the tar command
> 2) options
> Note the f options here requires the name of the
> archive file.  The file name(3) must come before
> specifying any files/directories(4) to be backed up.
> 3) If any options require additional info they would go here
> in the order specified in the option field.
> Historically tar allowed all options to be specified
> at once whether they needed additional info or not.
> Then the additional info would be placed here in the
> same order as they were stated in the options field.
> 4) Names of files and/or directories to be backed up.
>
> example
> tar cjfb <archive file name> <block size> $LFS
>
> In this example 2 options specified require additional info, f
> and b. There required info is presented in the same order as
> stated in the options field, and before the name(s) of any
> files/directories to be backed up
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Jim
>
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