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cli-tarHow do I create a .tar.gz file in Unix?

Creating a .tar.gz file in Unix is a two-step process. First, the files need to be archived into a .tar file, and then the .tar file needs to be compressed into a .tar.gz file.

  1. Create a .tar file:
    tar -cvf archive.tar file1 file2 file3
  2. Compress the .tar file into a .tar.gz file:
    gzip archive.tar

This will create a file called archive.tar.gz which contains all the files listed.

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