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Old 07-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
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How to use GZIP in recursive subdirectory

Hi to all:

i want to compress multiple files and directories to only one file? is it possible to use gzip only?

if not can you give me your suggestion guys

Old 07-27-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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No, that's what an archiver is for, like tar. You want to archive it using tar, and then compress it using gzip.
Old 07-27-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply, can you teach me the procedure on how to compress and extract files and directories?
Old 07-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #4
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You need to read the man pages. Do
man tar
and think about it. Or google for tar directions. Some self initiative doesn't hurt anybody.

The generic command would be:
tar -c(maybe also vfz, vfj) name.tar.(bz or gz) /path/to/whatever

Old 08-08-2006, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thanks i will just read the syntax in "man tar"


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