Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tar compress a folder

Today I wanted to try again to get Ubuntu Hardy on my desktop. As I have many multipboot files/folders here, I thought it best to make a .tgz of my /boot folder rather than picking everything I needed individually.
Here's the command I used:

sudo tar -cvzpf boot.tgz /boot

Seemed to work fine. Note that you need the sudo otherwise you'll get permission errors.
I'll insert an edit later to say how it the untar went.

OK, did the untar and that seemed to go fine as well.
The command I used was just
sudo tar zxvf boot.tgz

Agian, the sudo is necessary to avoid permission problems.

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