[OS X TeX] How to save a complete TeX tree
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 4 19:47:51 EST 2007
On 5-jan-2007, at 1:32, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> In order for the archive to be useful, I imagine the files
> (especially the binaries) must be saved with correct ownership and
> permission, and with symlinks preserved. Hence the following
> question: what's the best way to ensure that ownership and
> permission, and symlinks, will be correct within an archive:
> - Use Disk Utility to create a .dmg disk image of /usr/local/teTeX?
> - Use the Finder to create a .zip archive of /usr/local/teTeX?
> - Use in Terminal some combination of tar and gzip or bzip2 to
> create an archive of /usr/local/teTeX? If so, which invocation?
> Would the following work and preserve ownership and permission and
> tar zcvf ~/Desktop/Archived-teTeX /usr/local/teTeX
> tar jcvf ~/Desktop/Archived-teTeX /usr/local/teTeX
> where the first invocation would use gzip and the second bzip2?
I'd say the latter, in verbose form (see info tar for details):
tar --create --bzip2 --file=~/Desktop/Archived-teTeX.tar.bz2 /usr/
tar will make all paths relative, meaning that the paths are stored
relative to usr/local/teTeX, rather than /usr etc. I would recommend
to first change to the directory /usr/local and then issue the
cd /usr/local/ ; tar --create --bzip2 --file=~/Desktop/Archived-
Extracting is then a matter of going to /usr/local, and extracting
with, like this:
cd /usr/local/ ; tar --extract --bzip2 --file=~/Desktop/Archived-
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