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cli-tarHow do I use the gzip tar command?

The gzip tar command is used to compress and archive multiple files and directories into a single file. It is commonly used to reduce the size of a file, and is often used in conjunction with the tar command to create a compressed archive.

To use the gzip tar command, use the following syntax:

tar -czvf <output-filename>.tar.gz <input-files-and-directories>

This will create a compressed archive <output-filename>.tar.gz containing all of the files and directories specified in <input-files-and-directories>.

The following flags are commonly used with the gzip tar command:

  • -c: Create an archive
  • -z: Compress the archive using gzip
  • -v: Verbose output
  • -f: Specify the output filename

For more information, see the GNU tar manual.

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