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cli-tarHow do I pack a tar file in Unix?

To pack a tar file in Unix, you need to use the tar command. This command allows you to create tar archives, which are files that contain multiple files and directories.

Here is an example command to pack a tar file:

tar -cvf archive.tar file1.txt file2.txt directory1

This command will create a tar archive named archive.tar that contains the files file1.txt and file2.txt as well as the directory directory1.

The parts of the command are:

  • tar: The command to create tar archives.
  • -cvf: Flags to indicate that we are creating a tar archive, preserving the original file and directory names, and setting the output file name.
  • archive.tar: The name of the tar archive to be created.
  • file1.txt file2.txt directory1: The files and directories to be included in the tar archive.

For more information on the tar command, see the GNU Tar Manual.

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