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The folder which is to be compressed contains a symbolic link in it, with symbolic link's target is missing then the compress operation will fail. Symbolic link: Symbolic link is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path and that affects pathname resolution. The programs that ...


You can use the -d command. Quoting from man tar: -d, --diff, --compare find differences between archive and file system This might be very time-consuming, though. Example in action: $ tar -Jcf bin.tar.xz bin $ echo foo >> bin/login.sh $ tar -Jdf bin.tar.xz bin/login.sh: Mod time differs bin/login.sh: Size differs Or, is there something ...

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