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Linux: Archiving and Compression for DevOps (tar/gzip)
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Linux: Archiving and Compression for DevOps (tar/gzip)

Taught in English

Rudi Hinds

Instructor: Rudi Hinds

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Intermediate level

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2 hours
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Only available on desktop
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What you'll learn

  • Use the Linux tar command to create, extract and relocate archives with powerful options

  • Use various Linux compression commands such as gzip, bzip2, and xz to compress archived files

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Intermediate level

Recommended experience

2 hours
Learn at your own pace
No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning
5.0

(10 reviews)

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About this Guided Project

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Task 1 - Introduction to the tar command

  2. Task 2 - Create an archive backup of a directory

  3. Task 3 - Relocate our tar archive and add some tar qualifiers

  4. Task 4 - Compress our tar file in various formats

  5. Task 5 - Combine archiving and compression using one simple command

Recommended experience

Basic experience with the following:

Basic Linux navigation and crud (cd, mkdir, cat, touch, rm, mv)

File manipulation commands (find, grep, cat)

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Rudi Hinds
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  • Available only on desktop

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