[OS X TeX] How to save a complete TeX tree
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jan 5 05:42:06 EST 2007
Am 05.01.2007 um 01:47 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
> 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 archive command:
> cd /usr/local/ ; tar --create --bzip2 --file=~/Desktop/Archived-
> teTeX.tar.bz2 teTeX/
> Extracting is then a matter of going to /usr/local, and extracting
> with, like this:
> cd /usr/local/ ; tar --extract --bzip2 --file=~/Desktop/Archived-
That's the proper procedure: first cd to the parent directory, then
archive the child (directory)!
I checked last year the quality of the sym-links: it would work to
restore teTeX somewhere else than in /usr/local/teTeX.
Using Mac OS X applications to save the tree of UNIX files might
introduce errors. For Classic compatibility permissions could be
"widened" – tar is the best! And its bzip2 compression is hard to beat.
Hard Disk: A device that allows users to delete vast quantities of
simple mnemonic commands.
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