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cli-tarHow do I use a gzip tar pipe to compress files?

A gzip tar pipe is a way to compress files using the gzip and tar commands together. To use it, you must first create a tar archive of the files you want to compress. You can do this with the following command:

tar -cvf archive.tar /path/to/files

This will create a archive.tar file in the current directory. To compress this file using gzip, you can use the following command:

gzip -c archive.tar > archive.tar.gz

This will create a new file called archive.tar.gz which is a compressed version of the original archive.tar file.

Code explanation

  1. tar -cvf archive.tar /path/to/files: This command creates a tar archive of the files in the specified directory.
  2. gzip -c archive.tar > archive.tar.gz: This command compresses the tar archive using gzip and saves it as a new file.

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