Chuck Peters on Thu, 19 Apr 2001 15:10:09 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] TAR command line question

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Bill Jonas wrote:

> $ tar cf - . |gzip -c - >file.tar.gz #Compress the file along the way

GNU tar has compression built in, this does the same thing.
tar czf . file.tar.gz    

On the old BSDi machine I used to do something like this:

tar cpvf - . |gzip -9 > file.tar.gz

Another useful thing is to make the tar archive on a different machine
using ssh.
tar cvf - source_directory | ssh user@remote_host 'cat > my-tar-file.tar'


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