I want to create a tar file where all of the directories and files are processed in alphabetical order. This is for the entire directory hierarchy that's being tarred up, so it would start by processing the first directory alphabetically, and then sub-directories in there alphabetically, etc. I looked through the man page and can't find a switch for this.
I will admit, this is half novelty, half slight optimization. I just can't believe that there isn't an easy way to do this. I must be missing something.