LKBEN10960: Howto create a tar gz file from a directory


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to create a tar gz file for creating an archive or for copying to another system

Cause

none

Solution

To create a tar file of a directory structure you use the following command:

tar czvf filename.tgz directoryname

To unpack it on another system you use:

tar zxvf filename.tgz

 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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