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Using Tar


# display contents of a file
tar tvf myfile.tar

# display contents of a diskette (Solaris)
tar tvf /vol/dev/rdiskette0/unnamed_floppy

# copy files to a tar file
tar cvf myfile.tar *.sql

# format floppy, and copy files to it (Solaris)
fdformat -U -b floppy99
tar cvf /vol/dev/rdiskette0/floppy99 *.sql

# append files to a tar file
tar rvfn myfile.tar *.txt

# extract files from a tar filem to current dir
tar xvf myfile.tar

UNIX : Related Topics

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UNIX : Commands : Find files, current directory only
UNIX : Commands : Sort a file, with a specific key
UNIX : Commands : User Accounts
UNIX : Commands : Listing Files
UNIX : Commands : Moving and Copying Files
UNIX : Commands : Deleting Files
UNIX : Commands : Disk Usage
UNIX : Commands : Running a process, spawning a process
UNIX : Commands : Killing a UNIX process
UNIX : Commands : Redirecting Output
UNIX : Commands : Misc UNIX Tips
UNIX : Commands : Displaying a File

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