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Newbie command line: tar and tarballs


Make and use file archives on disk or tape with the tar utility.
The name comes from Tape Archive. It's no wonder it's so widely used by the open source community, especially in the distribution of software. Tar allows developers to create a "tarball" containing everything needed, including directory structures, to build and install complex applications from their source code. Note that tar does not actually do any compression. It simply sticks all the files together into a single tarball, or archive. Normally the tarball itself is then compressed by another program. But tar is smart enough to handle both the compression and the decompression - using those other programs - if you tell it to do so.
 read more | mail this link | score:3471 | -Ray, November 22, 2003
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