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linux, how to tar folders and files into a tar.gz file

Posted on 2011-02-25
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I am at current dir, and I am trying to tar dir1 and dir2 and all the files that are in therm.
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tar -cf compressed.tar dirtobecompacted

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after generating the .tar file, you just generate de tar.gz:
gzip -9 compressed.tar

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Maciej S earned 250 total points
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As this is linux,you probably have GNU tar, so you can use just one command:
tar czf compressed.tar.gz dir1 dir2

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Works great.  Thanks
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