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cli-tarHow do I use the gzip tar Linux command?

The gzip tar Linux command is used to compress and combine multiple files into a single file. This command is useful for archiving multiple files into one file for easier storage or transfer.

To use the gzip tar command, you will need to provide the command with two arguments. The first argument is the -cvzf flag, which stands for create, verbose, gzip, and file. The second argument is the name of the file you want to create.

Here is an example of the command in use:

tar -cvzf my_archive.tar.gz file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt

This command will create a file called my_archive.tar.gz which contains the files file1.txt, file2.txt, and file3.txt.

The -cvzf flag can be broken down into four parts:

  • -c: Create a new archive
  • -v: Verbose output
  • -z: Compress the archive with gzip
  • -f: Specify the name of the archive

To extract the files from the archive, use the tar -xvzf command, replacing -cvzf with -xvzf.

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