Unix Tip #4497- July 4, 2014


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TAR IS A ZIP


Ever want to tar and compress
a file all in one command:

tar cf - /home/foo | compress > foo.tar.Z

gzip can be used the same way
tar cf - /home/foo | gzip > foo.tar.Z

If you wanted to capture the
output so you had an index file
of what the tar file contains:

For sh, ksh use:
tar cvf - /home/foo 2>foo.idx | compress > foo.tar.Z

For csh use:
(tar cvf - /home/foo | compress > /foo.tar.Z) >&foo.idx

and an index file will be created.

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