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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Working with Compressed Files

Another file management operation is compression and decompression of files, or the creation, listing, and expansion of file and directory archives. Linux distributions usually include several compression utilities you can use to create, compress, expand, or list the contents of compressed files and archives. These commands include the following:

bunzip2—Expands a compressed file

bzip2—Compresses or expands files and directories

gunzip—Expands a compressed file

gzip—Compresses or expands files and directories

tar—Creates, expands, or lists the contents of compressed or uncompressed file or directory archives known as tape archives or tarballs

Most of these commands are easy to use. However, the tar command, ...

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