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How to tar a list?

Zhixiong Pan
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Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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Hi ranchers,
I have a requirement like this: I want to tar a series log files that start from a certain time and end to a certain time. And my present approach is using "ls -lt" to display all files ordered by time and copy them one by one to another folder. After this be done, tar that folder. Is there any convenient way? Thanks.

Darrin Cartwright
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Joined: Dec 27, 2002
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If you don't mind writing a config file rather than a script, you could use the logrotate command in a cron job to do everything you mentioned.

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Tim Holloway
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Something like this:

find mylogs -name "*.log" -newerct '7 hours ago' -and -not -newerct '3 hours ago' | xargs tar cvf logarchive.tar

However, since these are logfiles, a logrotate operation would probably be more appropriate.

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