Checkout my article on the NameHero.com blog about how to use the TAR command on the Linux command line. It’s a meaty one, I’ve included the opening excerpt and topic links below.
Tar is an immeasurably useful archival tool available on most Linux/Unix-based systems. It is used regularly as part of Linux systems administration at all skill level. This article will tackle a number of common usage case and questions regarding tar. When finished, you will have learned how to effectively utilize tar archives to: compress, create, extract, modify, and otherwise operate on archive files in your day to day workflows. Before we being, lets review the full list of questions this article will answer.
- What is a tar file?
- What is the tar syntax?
- How to create a new tar archive?
- How to work with existing archives?
- How to add new/replace existing files inside an archive?
- How to delete/remove files from an archive?
- How to list files inside a tar archive?
- How to find files in tar? How to search for files inside of tar?
- How to extract files from an existing tar archive?
- How to decompress a tarball?
To read the full article, head on over to the NameHero Blog by clicking the image below.