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cli-tarHow do you tar multiple directories in Unix?

Tar is a command line utility used to create and manipulate tar archives in Unix systems.

To tar multiple directories in Unix, use the following command:

tar -cvf archive_name.tar dir1 dir2 dir3

This command will create a tar archive named archive_name.tar containing the content of the directories dir1, dir2 and dir3.

The flags used in this command are:

  • -c: create a new tar archive
  • -v: verbose output, display the progress of the archiving process
  • -f: specify the name of the tar archive

For more information, refer to the GNU tar manual.

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