ARCHIVE FILE MANIPULATION





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ARCHIVE FILE MANIPULATION

Capability

Command

Creates a "tarball" (tar-based archive)

tar cvf file.tar file[s] example: tar cvf images.tar *.jpg

Extracts a tarball

tar xvf file.tar example: tar xvf images.tar

Creates a tarball with gzip compression

tar czvf file.tar.gz file[s] example: tar czvf images.tar.gz *.jpg

Extracts a tarball with gzip compression

tar xzvf file.tar.gz example: tar xzvf images.tar.gz

Creates a tarball with bzip2 compression

tar cjvf file.tar.bz2 file[s] example: tar cjvf images.tar.bz2 *.jpg

Extracts a tarball with bzip2 compression

tar xjvf file.tar.bz2 example: tar xjvf images.tar.bz2

Views the files in a tarball add –z for gzip compression add –j for bzip2 compression

tar tvf file.tar example: tar jtvf images.tar.bz2

Creates a Zip archive

zip file.zip file[s] example: zip images.zip *.jpg

Extracts a Zip archive

unzip file.zip example: unzip images.zip

Views the files in a Zip archive

zip –l file.zip file example: zip -l images.zip

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