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This is an old revision of tar made by coolpup on 2010-11-12 07:23:51.

 

tar create/restore archives

Verify the currently installed version by entering the following into the command-line interface:
tar --version

tar-1.25-20101109.pet
./configure FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 CFLAGS="-mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer" CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" --prefix=/ --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --host=i486-pc-linux-gnu --enable-backup-scripts && make && make check

Extracting tar archives (tar by default will extract the file according to its extension):
tar xfv file.EXTENSION

Creating tar archives:
tar cfv archive.tar [files...]

To create an archive of a directory with xz compression:
tar cfJv file.tar.xz [dir...]

http://www.qa.com/about-qa/blogs/2010/april/getting-to-know-xz-as-the-best-compression-tool

Filename extension: .tar
Internet media type: application/x-tar
Containers: gzip, bzip2, lzip, lzma, xz, lzop, compress

ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/
http://www.t2-project.org/packages/tar.html
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tar



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