Backup Script weird tar message

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sun Feb 3 18:50:34 UTC 2008

On Feb 3, 2008 12:38 PM, Dubh Aingeal <ubuntu at> wrote:
> So I am working on a shell script to do a incremental backups. The
> script basically makes a full monthly backup then once a week makes
> another full back up with daily incremental backups. To limit the
> storage amount of backups, the script rewrites the weekly/daily backups.
> Eventually I want to add exclusions into it but that will be later
> (unless someone has some suggestions now). :p When I run the script to
> test it I get this message:
> /bin/tar: Removing leading `/' from member names

Check out the -C option in tar's manpage.



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