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create tar.gz archive

Terminal - create tar.gz archive
tar -pczf archive_name.tar.gz /path/to/dir/or/file
2009-07-17 19:53:02
User: ryuslash
Functions: tar
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create tar.gz archive

Create a single tar.gz archive

I know it's a very basic one, but it's one I keep forgetting.

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill
2009-07-20 10:06:32
User: buffer
Functions: awk grep ps xargs
-4

Well this can come handy , when you don't feel like playing with pid rather if you know

the process name say "firefox",it would kill it.The script given below would kill the process with its name given as first parameter , though not robust enough to notify that process doesn't exist , well if you know what you are doing that's wouldn't be a problem.:)

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killhim.sh

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#!/bin/bash

ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill

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pkill $1
2009-07-20 12:47:41
User: svg
-5

There's already a proper command for what the former alternative tried to script

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What others think

The Option -p is unnecessary, you only need it for extraction.

Comment by ok 283 weeks ago

-p, --preserve-permissions, --same-permissions: extract information about file permissions.

True, but in some cases this would be most useful

Comment by ryuslash 282 weeks and 6 days ago

Then to untar the same archive:

tar xvfz archive_name.tar.gz

Comment by frank514 202 weeks ago

Your point of view

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