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cli-tarHow do I use tar and gzip to compress a Python file?

tar and gzip are two popular tools for compressing files. To compress a Python file, you can use a combination of both tools. Here's an example command:

tar -zcvf my_python_file.tar.gz my_python_file.py

This command will create a compressed tar archive file, my_python_file.tar.gz, containing my_python_file.py.

The command is composed of the following parts:

  • tar: the command to create an archive file
  • -zcvf: the flags used to compress the archive using gzip
  • my_python_file.tar.gz: the name of the compressed archive file
  • my_python_file.py: the Python file to compress

For more information about tar and gzip, see the following links:

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