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Archiving Files and Directories with Compression
Creating a compressed archive file can be useful for backup purposes. In this hands-on lab, we're going to make a compressed archive of a directory containing a custom application before upgrading the application to guarantee that we have a copy of the working program.
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Create an Archive Directory in the cloud_user Home Directory
First, let's make sure we're in our home directory, then create an
archivedirectory and get into it:
Make the Archive Directory the Current Directory
Change the directory to
Archive the /opt/myapp Directory as myapp.tar.gz
tarcommand to create the
/opt/myappand its contents:
tar -cvzf myapp.tar.gz /opt/myapp
List the Contents of myapp.tar.gz and Redirect It to app.list
tarcommand to list the contents of
tar -tf myapp.tar.gz
It looks good, so now let's run that command again and redirect the output to an
tar -tf myapp.tar.gz > app.list
What's a lab?
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