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cli-tarHow do I use the tar command line on a Mac?

The tar command line is used to combine multiple files into a single file, or to extract files from a single file. It is a useful tool for archiving and transferring files.

To use the tar command line on a Mac, open your terminal and type the following command:

tar -cvf archive.tar file1 file2

This command will create an archive file called archive.tar which contains file1 and file2.

To extract files from archive.tar, use the following command:

tar -xvf archive.tar

This command will extract the contents of archive.tar into the current directory.

Code explanation

  • tar: The tar command line tool
  • -cvf: The flags used to create the archive file
  • -xvf: The flags used to extract the archive file
  • archive.tar: The name of the archive file
  • file1 and file2: The files to be archived/extracted

For more information on the tar command line, see the following links:

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