Now we've got the basics of tar and untar completed, we can move onto some more advanced (and useful) techniques.
So let's see how to add a single file or folder to existing backups. What about deleting individual files without extracting the whole archive?
When transferring files and backing up data from one computer to another, the smaller the file and the fewest number of files speeds up the process enormously.
This article concentrates on compressing and uncompressing files and folders using the command line into, and from, different formats.