I am trying to use tar to backup but keep getting the error that it's "exiting due to previous errors." The solution is to (obviously) exclude the offending files/dirs with --exclude, which I am doing.
But the problem is that I'm running tar for hours and hours, half a day each time, only to find ONE error, fixing that, then running it again for half a day to find that there's another error...fixing that. And so on. It's been days now. I would love to be able to run it with a flag that just tells it to churn through start to finish and list ALL the errors for me. The man page has something about "ignore child errors" but I don't understand what that means.
Most of these errors are ridiculously unnecessary, too. So if there's a way to just see ALL the expected errors at once, I can write an exclude file that has them all there, run tar once and for all, and be done.
Thank you in advance for any help!