Open up a terminal shell and follow along with the example below. A confirmation dialog will be prompted allowing to cancel the operation if desired.
adding data that is already inside a folder, or in a nested subfolder, since the folder nesting will be replicated in the archive.Type: String Parameter Sets: Path, Path With Update, Path With Force Aliases: Required: True Position: 0 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: True (By Property Name, By Value) Accept wildcard characters: False Updates the specified archive by replacing older versions of files in the archive with newer versions of files that have the same names.You can also add this parameter to add files to an existing archive.Because Compress-Archive relies upon the Microsoft . Faster compression requires less time to create the file, but can result in larger file sizes.The acceptable values for this parameter are: Type: String Parameter Sets: (All) Aliases: Accepted values: Optimal, No Compression, Fastest Required: False Position: Named Default value: None Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False is used exactly as it is typed. If the path includes escape characters, enclose each escape character in single quotation marks, to instruct Windows Power Shell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences.Hello, I want to put (incrementally) changed/new files from a big file tree "directly,compressed and password-only-encrypted" to a remote backup server incrementally via FTP, SFTP or DAV....At best within a closed algorithm inside Python without extra shell tools.Hint: to edit an encrypted archive the password must be provided for being able adding or removing content to the password protected file. Topics and search suggestions: add and remove files / folders / directories to existing archive, edit and update data inside compressed file wiki, replace archive content, modify zip file on Microsoft Windows and Linux systems, delete archived files form existing package, solid compression mode.tar: Cannot update compressed archives Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.editor directly to open the tarball that contains the file and open it, just like open folder using vim editor. It has to be UNCOMPRESSED for -u to work tar -cvf some-directory/ # ... add files in some-directory # Now update only the changed and added files tar -uvf some-directory/ # Compress if desired gzip I corrected the command to use "z".You're right, I was giving conflicting commands (e.g. I also corrected it to use uncompressed tar files based on your error message.What fails in your command is that you're not saying which tar file to operate on. -f ; then echo 'No tar, unzipping tar.gz' gunzip gz fi tar -uvf file1 file2 file_new gzip -fk # This keeps a copy of the tar.The archive will be not updated until the operation is confirmed with "OK".