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Re: [Re: TAR command question ]


I am reading more into the command than I needed.

olly@lfix.co.uk wrote:
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
      > I
To archive a directory and everything under it into a compressed tar file
called archive.tar.gz:

  tar czf /path/to/archive.tar.gz /path/to/directory

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