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cli-tarHow do I use the tar command on Windows?

The tar command is used to create and extract files in a tar archive format. On Windows, the tar command is available in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). To use tar on Windows, you must first install WSL and then install the appropriate version of tar for your system.

To create a tar archive, use the following command:

tar -cvf archive.tar file1 file2 file3

This will create a archive.tar file containing the files file1, file2, and file3.

To extract the contents of a tar archive, use the following command:

tar -xvf archive.tar

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

The following list provides a description of the individual parts of the tar command:

  • tar: The command itself.
  • -cvf: The flags used to indicate the action to be taken (create/extract) and the format of the archive (tar).
  • archive.tar: The name of the tar archive to be created/extracted.
  • file1, file2, file3: The files to be included in the tar archive.

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