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cli-tarHow do I use a password to compress files with Unix tar?

To compress files with Unix tar using a password, you need to use the -z and -P options. -z is used to compress the files with gzip, and -P is used to specify the password. For example:

tar -zcvf -P secret archive.tar.gz file1 file2

The above command will compress file1 and file2 into archive.tar.gz with password secret.

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  • tar: The command for compressing files with Unix tar
  • -z: The option to compress the files with gzip
  • -P: The option to specify the password
  • secret: The password to be used
  • archive.tar.gz: The name of the compressed file
  • file1 and file2: The files to be compressed

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