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I have a problem with zipping files in .tar file in Linux, but the challange is that when we extract .tar file it shouldn't give us a folder containing files which are zipped . It should give just files which we zipped in .tar file. How to do that? thanks!

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What command are you using for zipping/unzipping? – Neil Apr 30 '12 at 14:50
i use tar -cvwf filename.tar filenamesss – Sahil Gadimbayli Apr 30 '12 at 15:01
Also note that when you are talking about use of tar, it's more commonly referred as "tarring/untarring", not zipping/unzipping which is confusing (to me at least) – Stan Apr 30 '12 at 22:37

See the --strip-components flag. (But I strongly suggest you don't do this, it is expected that a tarball will have a single top level directory inside it).

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If I understand your question correctly, you should be able to use:

tar cvf <tarfile name> <filename1> <filename2> <filename3>

When you extract the files, they should extract into the current directory.

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