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Re: similiar function as tar

 
ust3
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similiar function as tar

what command have the similiar function as tar ? I would like to pack and zip some files in a directoy .

thx
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: similiar function as tar

Shalom,

cpio
gzip
pax

All perform similar functions.

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spex
Honored Contributor

Re: similiar function as tar

zip
gzip
compress
bzip2
pax
cpio
ar
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: similiar function as tar

Some similar to this?

tar -cvf - /home/mydir |gzip > zipfile.gz

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Sp4admin
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Re: similiar function as tar

Hello,

#cpio
#gzip
#compress
#pax

sp,
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: similiar function as tar

> I would like to pack and zip some files in
> a directoy .

Why? And do what with them?

If you're keeping the stuff on a UNIX system,
then what's wrong with "tar" (possibly with
gzip or bzip2 compression)?

If you plan to move the stuff to a non-UNIX
system, then Zip might be a better choice.

"tar" is _very_ similar to "tar". If you
already have "tar", why do you want something
which is similar to "tar" but not "tar"?