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question about archive and unarchive using tar command

Hi, I am able to add -C option to extract file to a specific directory. However, is it possible to archive file or folder to a specific directory like decompressing? Please help, thank you!

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  • coop
    coop Posts: 882

    If I understand what you are saying, just give the file name with a path when creating it

  • ariesjamie
    ariesjamie Posts: 12

    @coop said:
    If I understand what you are saying, just give the file name with a path when creating it

    Isn't your way just archive the file to the current directory not a specific directory? What I am trying to do achieve is that saying I am under the default directory(home directory), and I want to archive whatever in the folder /media/sample to a specific folder for example /tmp/backup. Is this possible?

  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 940

    Hi @ariesjamie ,

    What I am trying to do achieve is that saying I am under the default directory(home directory), and I want to archive whatever in the folder /media/sample to a specific folder for example /tmp/backup. Is this possible?

    Of course that's possible. Take a look to the following example:

    pwd
    /home/luis
    (That means I'm at my home directory)

    tar -cf /tmp/backup.tar /opt

    That will create a tar file of /opt and will save the result file to /tmp/backup.tar .

    If you want to bzip2 it, you can do the following command:

    tar -cjf /tmp/backup.tar.bz2 /opt

    And you can check on the file creation by doing 'ls -l /tmp'.

    Regards,
    Luis.

  • ariesjamie
    ariesjamie Posts: 12
    edited July 26

    @luisviveropena said:
    Hi @ariesjamie ,

    What I am trying to do achieve is that saying I am under the default directory(home directory), and I want to archive whatever in the folder /media/sample to a specific folder for example /tmp/backup. Is this possible?

    Of course that's possible. Take a look to the following example:

    pwd
    /home/luis
    (That means I'm at my home directory)

    tar -cf /tmp/backup.tar /opt

    That will create a tar file of /opt and will save the result file to /tmp/backup.tar .

    If you want to bzip2 it, you can do the following command:

    tar -cjf /tmp/backup.tar.bz2 /opt

    And you can check on the file creation by doing 'ls -l /tmp'.

    Regards,
    Luis.

    Oh, I see, thank you Luis for the example. All clear now!

  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 940

    It's a pleasure, Jamie!

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