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cli-tarHow do I use the tar command line to create an archive?

The tar command line is a powerful tool for creating archives of files and directories. Here is an example of how to use it to create an archive:

tar -cvf myarchive.tar /path/to/files/

This command will create an archive named myarchive.tar with the contents of the /path/to/files/ directory.

The parts of the command are:

  • tar: the name of the command
  • -cvf: the flags that specify the type of archive to create and the name of the archive
  • myarchive.tar: the name of the archive to be created
  • /path/to/files/: the path to the directory whose contents should be archived

For more information on the tar command, see the GNU tar manual.

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