Linux shell compress a directory

GNU tar command is best for this work. => Create the archive => Compress the archive Use tar command: tar -zcvf archive-name.tar.gz directory-name Where, -z: Compress archive using gzip -c: Create archive -v: Verbose -f: Archive File name Compress this directory /home/ppuk: $ tar -zcvf ppuk01102014.tar.gz /home/ppuk This will create ppuk01102014.tar.gz in current directory. To uncompress ppuk01102014.tar.gz in the current directory: $ tar -zxvf ppuk01102014.tar.gz Where, -x: Extract files To extract this directory into /tmp then: $ tar -zxvf ppuk01102014.tar.gz -C /tmp $ cd /tmp $ ls...

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