Manuel Montero
Manuel Montero

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Compress a Folder with TAR on command line Linux

The main purpose of the Tar command on Linux is to join multiple files into one, however you can use the flag -z to use gzip compression as follow

tar -czvf  output-file-name.tar.gz folder-to-compress/
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Flag Are
-c Create new archive
-z Compress the file using gzip
-v Verbose print more outputs
-f Name of the new file

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