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Minor nit [Re: Unix Guru Says: Use xtar]
Authored by: ubi on Apr 15, '04 11:26:03PM

The -c option of tar doesn't stand for Compress, but rather for Create. Normally, tar is used for lisTing the contents of (-t), eXtracting from (-x), or Creating (-X) a tar (Tape ARchive) file. The compression flags are -z for gZip or -j for bzip2 (go figure).

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