cli-tarHow can I use tar commands to zip a file?
The tar command is a useful tool for zipping and unzipping files. It can be used to compress a single file or multiple files into a single archive. To zip a file with the tar command, use the following syntax:
tar -zcvf <archive_name.tar.gz> <file_name>
This command creates a compressed archive file, named
archive_name.tar.gz, containing the file
The flags used in the command are:
-z: Compress the archive using gzip.
-c: Create a new archive.
-v: Verbosely list files which are processed.
-f: Use the archive file specified by the given name.
For example, to compress the file
example.txt into an archive named
example.tar.gz, use the following command:
tar -zcvf example.tar.gz example.txt
This will create the archive
example.tar.gz containing the file
For more information about the tar command, see the GNU Tar Manual.
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