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cli-tarHow do I use the command line to tar a directory?

The command line utility tar is used to create and manipulate tarball archives. To tar a directory, the following command can be used:

tar -cvf <archive_name>.tar <directory_name>

This command will create a tarball archive named <archive_name>.tar from the directory <directory_name>.

The following parts are used in the command:

  • tar - the command line utility used to create and manipulate tarball archives
  • -cvf - flags used to create a tarball archive
  • <archive_name>.tar - the name of the tarball archive to create
  • <directory_name> - the name of the directory to tar

The output of the command will be the list of files that were added to the tarball archive.

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