tar — The GNU version of the tar archiving utility
tar [-] A –catenate –concatenate | c –create | d –diff –compare |
–delete | r –append | t –list | –test-label | u –update | x
–extract –get [options] [pathname …]
Tar stores and extracts files from a tape or disk archive.
The first argument to tar should be a function; either one of the letters Acdrtux, or one of the long function names. A function letter need not be prefixed with “-”, and may be combined with other single-letter options. A long function name must be prefixed with –. Some options take a parameter; with the single-letter form these must be given as separate arguments. With the long form, they may be given by appending=value to the option.