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Old 07-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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tar tvf


Hi,

I'm very new to unix. Can someone explain what tvf in "tar tvf" command means? Please?

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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http://linux.die.net/man/1/tar

t = table of contents
v = verbose
f = file

you should bookmark that. You can also get that info from your own machine
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man tar
 
Old 07-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Chrism01! So when I say "tar tvf XYZ.tar" does the 'f' in tvf refer to 'XYZ.tar' file? Sorry I know it's a stupid question but I just want to make sure.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Again, that's covered in the man page. From the link posted above:

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-f, --file=ARCHIVE
use archive file or device ARCHIVE
 
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Indeed; just remember that for most of the flags, order is not important, but that one is (-f); it must come just before the file it refers to.
Have a good read of that link.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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Can someone explain what tvf in "tar tvf" command means? Please?
hi,
as it has been pointed out above here, when you're wondering about option and/or syntax of a particular application, its manual most likely contains the information you're looking for. Just try opening a terminal and typing
Code:
man application_name
in this specific case would be
Code:
man tar
(the output is exactly as in chrism01's link).
To learn how to use man pages type
Code:
man man
.
Good luck and have fun learning Linux..

p.s.: if you're happy with the answers you got here, use the "thread tools" to mark it as [SOLVED]
 
Old 07-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Thanks All for your help!!
 
  


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