create tar.gz archive

tar -pczf archive_name.tar.gz /path/to/dir/or/file
Create a single tar.gz archive I know it's a very basic one, but it's one I keep forgetting.
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By: ryuslash
2009-07-17 19:53:02

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The Option -p is unnecessary, you only need it for extraction.
ok · 652 weeks and 6 days ago
-p, --preserve-permissions, --same-permissions: extract information about file permissions. True, but in some cases this would be most useful
ryuslash · 652 weeks and 6 days ago
Then to untar the same archive: tar xvfz archive_name.tar.gz
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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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