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I'm trying to compress only two files in a directory. Let's say I have a directory named 'images'. In the directory, I have a.jpg, b.jpg, c.jpg, and d.jpg. I like to compress only a.jpg and b.jpg using tar.

I googled about it, but weirdly I could not find it!

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found out: tar cvfz file.tar.gz a.jpg b.jpg – user45326 Jun 20 '11 at 8:38
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Maybe:

tar cvf output.tar images/{a,b}.jpg

?

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