On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Dwayne MacKinnon wrote:
> Julian Elischer wrote:
> > Alternatively, the man page hints that
> > a 'srcdir' would stop a following 'cwd' from having effect in the create
> > phase.
> Just wanted to mention that order is extremely important with package
> creation. If you have @cwd /foo/bar; @srcdir /bar/foo your files will be
> picked up from /bar/foo. If you have @srcdir /bar/foo; @cwd /foo/bar
> your files will be picked up from /foo/bar. @cwd changes the directory
> pointer for both creation and extraction, and so if you have @cwd AFTER
> @srcdir the @srcdir command effectively gets over-written.
yes but if you have a @cwd followed by an @srcdir then tar gets told
to chdir to both places and it quits with an error
if the first one doesn't exist, even if it need not exist.
> An experiment using just @srcdir and @dstdir might be worthwhile...