Commands and references ( GNU / linux kernel 2.4.18-3 and 2.4.18-14 )
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The commands with their most common usage are in brackets like this: [ command ].
Don't type the brackets, just what is inside of them.
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extract : to untar (extract) a file named filename.tar type:
[ tar xf filename.tar ]
or this will list the files as they are un archived:
[ tar xvf filename.tar ]
or lets say you have (a huge) archive.tar and you only want the directory named foo extracted out of it,try this:
[ tar xf archive.tar foo ] (this also works for just one file. it will show up with the position in the original directory structure)
to list the files in a tar archive named filename.tar type:
[ tar tf filename.tar ]
if the archive is huge you may want to send the output to a file and then look at it:
[ tar tf filename.tar > a_file ]
the dash before the tf was not needed on my system which is RedHat with kernel version 2.4.18-14.
create an archive: [ tar -cf ]
to make the directory stuff a tar archive called stuff.tar type this after you have moved out of the stuff directory:
[ tar -cf stuff.tar stuff ]
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