Re: [Re: TAR command question ]
I am reading more into the command than I needed.
Bill Bell wrote:
>Could someone give me a tar command that I can use to backup my Debian 2.0
>system to a compressed file? I will ftp this backup file to another system
>after it has been written.
>I have RTFM for tar, but after several tries, I have not created a file
To archive a directory and everything under it into a compressed tar file
tar czf /path/to/archive.tar.gz /path/to/directory
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