tar how to ignore failed reads and not exit

This is an important feature a failed read can genuinely occur if a temporary file has been removed or if you try backing up a sysetm file in /proc /sys (which you shouldn't really anyway).

The way to fix this is the following switch:

--ignore-failed-read
 

Example:

sudo tar --ignore-failed-read  -czvf mycomputer-backup.tar.gz --exclude=/home/otheruser/* --exclude=/proc/* --exclude=/sys/* /


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