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comment GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
Run as root, permission denied again: ls: cannot access /home/elena/.gvfs: Permission denied. And the .gvfs line reads: d?????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs It's the only item in the output of ls that looks weird.
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comment GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
@eppesuig: Thanks, but I can't. The command in my question is not complete. The complete version needs to filter files in subdirectories based on their extension, and --anchored wouldn't allow that. Or am I allowed to mix --anchored and --no-anchored patterns?
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revised GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
Added clarification about ~/.gvfs
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comment GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
@MattDMo: I have no idea: even ls -l /home/elena/.gvfs as root fails because of denied access. However, I know that .gvfs is a way to access the Gnome Virtual File System: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GVFS I'm skipping it because I know it can't be accessed, and it doesn't make sense to archive it.
Jul
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comment Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps
@Bob: IMPORTANT! I've tried to run bash --norc with a clean PATH and the problem is gone. I've edited my question to add details (please see "Edit 2").
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revised Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps
minor edit
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comment Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps
@Bob: Thanks. The logic of my experiments is that I'm trying to keep all of my bleeding-edge applications separate from the system, because in the past I've run into problems for having added bleeding-edge applications to my PATH in ~/.profile. For instance, Synaptic failed to start because it found a more recent version of Python. I just want the ability to run bleeding-edge GUI applications without messing up the system, that's it.
Jul
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comment GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
Hence tar doesn't allow for fine-grained control on what directories and files end up in an archive?
Jul
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revised GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
Added clarification.
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comment GNU `tar` runs `stat` on an excluded directory. Is it normal?
Thank you, but I can't. Otherwise the pattern could match subdirectories at every level, and I don't want that.
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comment Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps
Thank you very much for your detailed answer, but it is unrelated to my question. I already know the difference between ~/.profile and ~/.bashrc, as I have explained. The issue here is that GUI applications started from Gnome Terminal - that is: a GUI console - do not inherit their parent's PATH. Such GUI applications won't start properly unless PATH has been set in ~/.profile, because of the reasons that you have listed. However, I don't want to configure PATH from ~/.profile, because it could interfere with GUI apps that expect their environment as it is shipped by Debian.
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revised Verifying a .tar.gz backup
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revised Gnome + Linux: GUI apps don't inherit PATH from parent console apps
Fixed formatting.
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revised Verifying a .tar.gz backup
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comment Verifying a .tar.gz backup
Well, I suppose I'm being extra careful, here, because most of the guides on backups - that I've read - don't bother to verify the generated archives.
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comment Verifying a .tar.gz backup
Here, I am not concerned about the integrity of an archive: I'm concerned whether its content matches the file-system, while performing backups. Thanks for your suggestion about using an hash, though: I have added it to my question.