Create and extract tar archives compressed with gzip
For some reason I always find it hard to remember how to create and extract gzipped TAR archives, but here is how to do it.
This is how to create a new archive
-c from a specific location
-f that is compressed with gzip
-z and output
-v every filename it has written to the archive.
$ tar -czvf stuff.tar.gz stuff/
This is how to extract
-x from a archive that is compressed with gzip
-z to a specific location
-f and output
-v every filename it has read from the archive.
$ tar -xzvf stuff.tar.gz
This is how to list
-t the contents of a archive that is compressed with gzip
-z from a specific location
$ tar -tzf stuff.tar.gz
If you don't want to see any output you just drop the
-v and if you only will deal with tar archives not tar.gz drop the