You need to zip a complete directory and send it to someone
You use the tar command to make tarballs. This is relatively easy. The funny thing about tar are the parameters. They must be in a certain order for making the tar and for unpacking it afterwards. It is also important to note that the rights can only be restored when the user root is used.
To make a tar file from the directory lubby-v1.0.10 and put it in a file named lubby-v1.0.10.tgz you use the following command:
tar czvf lubby-v1.0.10.tgz lubby-v1.0.10
c stand for create
z will zip it
v means verbose (to see what you are doing)
f stand for file
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.