I know that tar was made for tape archives back in the day, but today we have archive file formats that both aggregate files and perform compression within the same logical file format. Questions: ...
I have a list of files I need to tar. Typically, I would use tar -cvf allfiles.tar -T mylist.txt But I discovered that the files I need are scattered into subdirectories and my list only has the ...
I have project with the usual directory structure (src/, bin/, ...), i.e project-name/ |-- bin |-- lib |-- src `-- Makefile And would like to create an archive with the following directory ...
I would like to change the path of extraction of a .tar.gz archive. The files are supposed to extract as ./1/2/3/4/files, ./1/2/3files and so on. The .1/2 part of those is common to all the files. ...
I have a file that contain list of files I want to archive with tar. Let's call it mylist.txt It contains: /path1/path2/file1.txt /path1/path2/file3.txt ... /path1/path2/file10.txt What I want to ...
Unix/Linux program that can handle all popular compression/archiving formats (e.g.tar, gzip, bzip2, zip)?
I sometimes get confused by the varying command line options I need to run common Unix archiving and compression software (e.g. gzip, bzip2, zip, tar). Is there a program out there that can just Do ...
I tried to uncompressed a "*.xz" file with both 7z and lzma. But they gave me such message: $ 7z x myfile.fq.xz 7-Zip 4.57 Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-12-06 p7zip Version 4.57 ...
unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
How can I map 'untar' as a command to 'tar -xvfz' ? Sorry, but I almost always forget the arguments necessary to 'tar' for this operation.