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

The tar command is used to create and manipulate archives in Unix systems. To create an example archive, you can use the following command:

tar -cvf example.tar file1 file2

This command will create an archive named example.tar containing the files file1 and file2.

The parts of the command are:

  • tar: the command to create and manipulate archives
  • -cvf: the options for the command, in this case -c for create, -v for verbose (to show the progress of the command), and -f for file (to specify the name of the archive)
  • example.tar: the name of the archive
  • file1 and file2: the files to be included in the archive

For more information, see the man page for tar.

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