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📄 tar

tar - an archiving utility

Synopsis

tar [-C folder] -[zv]cf ARCHIVE [FILE...]  
tar [-C folder] -[zv]xf ARCHIVE
tar [-C folder] -[zv]tf ARCHIVE

Details

-C folder change subfolder

-z use zLib compression

-c compress

-t list

-v verbose

-x extract

Examples

tar/split with compression:

tar -zcf - content | split -b 1024m - cloudbackup.tar.gz.

join/untar with decompression:

cat cloudbackup.tar.gz.* | tar -zvxf -

encrypt and archive content:

tar -zcf - content | openssl  enc -e -aes256 -out securebackup.tar.gz

decrypt and restore content:

openssl enc -d -aes256 -in securebackup.tar.gz | tar -zxf -

See Also

📄 split