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http://www.linuxquestions.org – hi guys i have a problem i want to make a full backup from all files and directories in linux. i use tar command to make a full backup . but unfortunately my backup does not contain so ( share object ) files .!! how can i make a backup from all directories and file even so (share object) files. and another question is about find command . i decide to make a backup with cpio but find command doesnt show so files !! find cannot show so files when i search a path to find modules (so ) files. find /etc -name \*.so -print ----> no result !! tar cpvzf backup /etc ----> it does not (HowTos)