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cli-tarHow do I tar and gzip my home directory?

To tar and gzip your home directory, you can use the following command:

tar -czf home_directory.tar.gz /home/

This command will create a tarball file called home_directory.tar.gz in the current directory, which will contain the contents of the /home/ directory.

The parts of the command are as follows:

  • tar: The tar command is used to create archives from files and directories.
  • -czf: This flag is used to create a gzipped tarball.
  • home_directory.tar.gz: This is the name of the tarball that will be created.
  • /home/: This is the directory that will be archived.

For more information on the tar command, please refer to the following links:

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