This blog post will show you the ten most used tar commands in Linux with examples.
The tar command in Linux provides archiving functionality for compressing or decompressing archive files and modifying and maintaining them. With the tar command, we can create tar, gz, bz2 and gzip archives. Administrators use these commands when they want to save some disk space on the servers or when they are migrating files over two host machines.
In this tutorial, we are going to execute the tar commands on Ubuntu 22.04 OS, but you can choose any Linux distro. Let’s get started!