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cli-tarHow do I use a shell script to tar a directory?

A shell script can be used to tar a directory by using the tar command. The syntax of the command is as follows: tar -cvf <archive-name>.tar <directory-name>.

For example, to create a tar archive of the directory my_directory, the command would be:

tar -cvf my_directory.tar my_directory

This command will create an archive file my_directory.tar in the current working directory.

Code explanation

  • tar: The tar command is used to create, view, extract, and modify tar archives.
  • -cvf: The -cvf option is used to create an archive with the tar command. -c stands for create, -v stands for verbose, and -f stands for file.
  • <archive-name>.tar: This is the name of the archive file that will be created.
  • <directory-name>: This is the name of the directory that will be archived.

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