I'm working with Python's tarfile module. From an arbitrary location, I need to be able to compress a directory and its contents in another arbitrary location. This works and all, but I'm running into the following problem:
Instead of just adding the folder and everything inside it (preserving only the structure within) it adds all the folders in the path that lead up to the folder I want to add!
Here's a simple example demonstrating what I'm doing:
What I want is a tar file that merely contains the 'bar' folder and all its contents (folders and all). However, what this does is add a folder called 'foo' containing the 'bar' folder with the 'bar' folder containing all its contents. In my current project, my path is a lot longer—so this is a lot more problematic.Code:import tarfile tar = tarfile.open("myArchive.tar", "w") tar.add("foo/bar") tar.close()
Any ideas on how to fix this without a lot of overhead?