cli-tarHow do I use the command line to tar and zip a file?
To tar and zip a file using the command line, use the
tar command followed by the
gzip command. This will create a
The syntax for this command is:
tar -cvzf <name_of_file>.tar.gz <name_of_file>
For example, to tar and zip a file called
example.txt, the command would be:
tar -cvzf example.tar.gz example.txt
The output of this command should be:
The parts of the command are as follows:
tar: the command to create an archive
-cvzf: the flags used to indicate the type of archive to create and the options to use
<name_of_file>.tar.gz: the name of the archive file to create
<name_of_file>: the name of the file to be archived
For more information on the
tar command, see the following links:
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