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How can I write a script for finding the files created by a particular user ID in some locations and tar those files in the same location?

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Example creating a tarball of all files belonging to the root user anywhere beneath the current directory:

find . -uid 0 -print0|xargs -0 tar cf files-of-root-user.tar

You would replace -uid 0 with the id of the user you want to create the tar for.

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Thank you soulmerge it worked. – user840963 Jul 12 '11 at 15:07

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