How can I use password protection with the
tar command in Linux? I'm new to Linux so please explain to me with simple usage.
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As far as I know tar doesn't provide this service. You could use 7zip instead, which does offer encrypted archives.
What you can also do is use
This will give you a password protected archive.
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Run the output through pgp
Consider using proper asymmetric keys (public/private keys) for real protection