Answering my own question yesterday, I wrote a bash script which archives all directories within a defined directory into their own separate archive files. I have also defined a variable for a file which would include a list of directories I would like to skip. I wanted it to work something like the --exclude-from parameter for
tar, but obviously that would not work. What is the best way I can accomplish this? I am thinking that
grep would be the path I should take.
#!/bin/bash #START TIME=`date +%Y-%m-%d_%Hh%Mm` # Append date and time to backup file SRCDIR=/srv # Location of directories to backup DESDIR=/srv/backup # Destination of backup files EXCLUDE=exclude.txt # File which defines what to exclude from archiving for dir in $SRCDIR/*/ do base=$(basename "$dir") tar -cpzf $DESDIR/$base-$TIME.tar.gz $dir done #END