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Old 04-19-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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making tar.gz

How do I make tar.gz?

There is a folder in '/home/wuya/styles/pillow' that I would like to tar. How do I do it?
Old 04-19-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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tar -czf archivename.tgz filename

use the tar utility - see the man pages for tar to see the details.

Basically you do this:

tar -czf tarball.tgz .
-czf means to create a new archive, filter through gzip, and stick in the filename wot comes next.
"tarball.tgz" is the name of the new archive
"." is every file in the current directory (you can just type a list of files if you want).

or you can tar, then gzip, one after the other...

tar -cf tarball.tar . | gzip -c
which will give you a file called "tarball.tar.gz" but this is the same as tarball.tgz


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