Note to self: tar parameters

by Volker Weber

tar.gz -> -xvzf
tar.bz2 -> -xvjf
tar -> -xvf

This will never stick in my brain, so I better write this down. :-)


Just in case: To create some archives, just replace the 'x' with a 'c' and add the files you want to pack as additional parameters <g> So 'tar -cvjf mytar.tar.bz2 whatever/' will create a file named mytar.tar.bz2, containing all the files and subdirs below (and including) the directory 'whatever'.

Stefan Rubner, 2003-05-27

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