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'tar' command - 2 minute tutorial

Overview of 'tar' command

The unix comamnd tar is used to make a single file containing given files and folders. This single file is called tar-ball. The purpose is to create one entity for ease of transportaion. The contents are not compressed unless tar is used in conjunction with gzip or bzip2.

We will start with a few basic examples and then explore all the advanced options that 'tar' provides in the next few pages.