Re: UNIX command help

From: Carlos Myers (
Date: 02/18/02

From: "Kevin Dethlefs" <Demortes@MSN.COM>
> In order to "tar" and compress your source and world files, what should I
> do? I forgot the command, I know it starts with "tar" and than "gzip
> tarfile". I just need how to tar it, I think this is the archive deal? I
> sorta new to both programming and UNIX. Thanks.

I would simply do the following:

tar -zcvf archive-name directory-name

And to untarball everything:

tar -zxvf archive-name

I always thought that using '-z' made more sense then piping it through


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