Re: Tar'ing /proc ???

From: DervishD (
Date: Fri Jan 17 2003 - 05:50:30 EST

    Hi Linux Geek :)

> I have been getting strange errors when i was trying to tar my /proc .
> Are there any known issues/problems when we do such a thing ?

    Yes, the files under the procfs are *not* real files. I don't think
that taring /proc/kcore is a good idea, for example ;))

> Is it supposed to work at all ?

    Don't think so.
> There is no reason as to why i am doing this :-) , just wanted to try out.
    ;))) Do any try you want with linux: if you don't do it as root,
you won't damage anything :))

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