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cli-tarHow do I use a command line interface to create a TAR file?

A command line interface (CLI) can be used to create a TAR file, which is an archive file format that combines multiple files into one file. To create a TAR file, the tar command is used. For example, to create a TAR file containing the files file1.txt and file2.txt, the following command can be used:

tar -cf files.tar file1.txt file2.txt

The command above will create a TAR file named files.tar which contains the two files specified. The parts of the command are as follows:

  • tar - The command to create a TAR file
  • -cf - The flags used to indicate the command should create a file
  • files.tar - The name of the TAR file to be created
  • file1.txt & file2.txt - The files to be included in the TAR file

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