Create and extract a .tar.gz archive using command line

Create and extract a .tar.gz archive using command line Debian/Ubuntu linux

Create and extract a .tar.gz archive using command line

To create a tar.gz archive from a given folder you can use the following command
tar -zcvf tar-archive-name.tar.gz source-folder-name

This will compress the contents of source-folder-name to a tar.gz archive named tar-archive-name.tar.gz

To extract a tar.gz compressed archive you can use the following command
tar -zxvf tar-archive-name.tar.gz

This will extract the archive to the folder tar-archive-name.


To Preserve permissions
tar -pcvzf tar-archive-name.tar.gz source-folder-name

Switch the ‘c’ flag to an ‘x’ to extract (uncompress).
tar -pxvzf tar-archive-name.tar.gz

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