tar and untar

Create archive

  • -z: Compress archive using gzip program
  • -c: Create archive
  • -v: Verbose i.e display progress while creating archive
  • -f: Archive File name
tar -zcvf archive.tar.gz /home/dir_to_archive


Untar archive

  • -x: Extract files
tar -zxvf archive.tar.gz


List content of archive

tar -tvf file.tar



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