Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 37525
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2005/5/5 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:37525 Activity:high
5/5/    Can anybody think of a good way to save a directory structure without
        the files?  Like say you wanted to create the /usr/share/man
        directory skeleton preserving directory permissions and ownership
        but not keep any files as tar would normally do. I dont want to do
        an tar/untar of everything and then go back and delete the files,
        because we are looking at a few hundred megs in files.  I have
        various klugy ways to do this, but wondering if there was something
        slick with existing utilities. Note: I want to *store* this
        information (in a form which can be used to rebuild the tree
        structure if necessary). I dont want to merely clone an existing
        tree to another part of the disk, minus the files ... although i
        suppose you could clone the tree and tar that skeleton and then
        delete the tree.
        \_ find /usr/share/man -type d | xargs tar rnf man.tar   --mconst
           \_ tar -n will do it!  Thanks.
           \_ tar -n will do it, but that isnt an option on all tars.
              i suppose you can do a find -type f > /tmp/exclude and then
              do tar cf man.tar -X /tmp/exclude ... but ugh. any other
              thoughts?
              \_ If your tar doesn't support -n, you could use zip:
                 find /usr/share/man -type d | xargs zip -g man.zip
                 \_ I suppose zip is a fact of life now even in the unix
                 \_ I suppose zip is a fact of life now in the unix
                    world and i shouldnt feel impure to use it.
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