Q: With HTAR, is there a way to exclude files from being written to the archive file?

A:  Starting with HTAR version 6.0.0.p4, for HPSS 7.5, a rich set of options for excluding files and directories was added. The new feature implements the various exclude options that are available for the popular gnutar program. No gnutar code was used, so it’s possible that there may be inconsistencies between the two versions, although extensive testing was performed.