[erlang-questions] erl_tar:add continue on error

Tiago Cury tcury@REDACTED
Sat Jun 8 21:27:53 CEST 2013

I wrote some records to a file and the surprise ….

Air11:Backuper tcury$ file /tmp/a.ea
/tmp/a.ea: DBase 3 data file with memo(s) (1634009600 records)


On Jun 8, 2013, at 4:41 AM, Peer Stritzinger <peerst@REDACTED> wrote:

> On 2013-06-07 20:15:39 +0000, Tiago Cury said:
>> Hi, I'm using erl_tar:add to create a backup from my server, but when it finds a kind of file type like socket it returns
>> immediately with a tuple {error, reason
>> } and aborts the entire process.
>> Is there a way to erl_tar:add ignore these errors (skip just the bad file) and continue the operation?
> You could use filelib:fold_files to recurse over the tree calling erl_tar:add on what it findes.
> According to its documentation it only recurses over regular files.
> Cheers
> -- Peer
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