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This is an old revision of tar made by coolpup on 2010-12-07 08:22:55.


tar create/restore archives

Verify the currently installed version by entering the following into the command-line interface:
tar --version 165KB software package - DISCLAIMER 161KB software package - DISCLAIMER
./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 archivename.tar [dir...]

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

To list (view) the contents of a tar file without extracting:
tar tf archivename.tar.xz

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

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