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cli-tarHow can I use the tar command in a Linux terminal?

The tar command is a powerful utility in Linux for archiving and compressing files. It can be used to create archives, extract files from archives, list the contents of archives, and even update existing archives.

Here is an example of how to use tar to create a compressed archive:

tar -czvf archive.tar.gz /path/to/files

This command will create a compressed archive called archive.tar.gz containing all the files in the /path/to/files directory.

Code explanation

  • tar: The command itself
  • -czvf: Options used to create a compressed archive
  • archive.tar.gz: The name of the archive to be created
  • /path/to/files: The directory containing the files to be archived

For more information on using the tar command, see the following links:

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