I want to tar (and gzip) files without directories and do not store directory paths. I want only flat files in my archive.
For example if I'll do something like this:
tar -czf archive.tgz /home/another/path/*
Then I'll have files with paths in my archive:
home/another/path/file1 home/another/path/file2 home/another/path/file3
But I'd like to have only this:
file1 file2 file3
This is an equivalent of zip's
zip -D -j command.
For simplicity's sake lets assume that there are no subdirectories inside
/home/another/path/ - it contains only files.
I tried wit
-C option but it didn't seem to work. With command like this:
tar -C /home/another/path/ -czf archive.tgz *
The tar was trying to archive files in current dir instead of the dir passed to
-C. I'm using
(GNU tar) 1.19.