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Re: Error using system() and tar with several options

by Crackers2 (Vicar)
on Apr 13, 2009 at 21:38 UTC ( #757286=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Error using system() and tar with several options

When using the multi-argument form of system, the arguments get passed directly to the binary so there's no implicit split on whitespace. So your tar command sees the "czv --exclude-from=$excludes -f" as one big parameter and tries to interpret each character as a short option.

Do this instead:

my @args = ("/bin/tar", "czv", "--exclude-from=$excludes", "-f", $st +orageLocation.$archiveName, $archiveDir );


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