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cli-tarHow do I gzip a tar file?

To gzip a tar file, you can use the tar command in combination with the gzip command. The syntax for this is:

tar -zcvf <output_file_name>.tar.gz <input_file_name>

This will create a gzipped tar file named <output_file_name>.tar.gz containing the <input_file_name>.

Code explanation

  • tar: the tar command used to create a tar file
  • -zcvf: the flags used to indicate gzip compression and create a tar archive
  • <output_file_name>.tar.gz: the name of the output file
  • <input_file_name>: the name of the input file

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