How do I create a .tar.gz file?
This is one way to create a .tar.gz file:
tar -cvzf <output filename> <directory>
This means: * -c = create new archive * -v = be verbose * -z = compress using gzip * -f = filename to create for the new archive
For the directory don't do "directory/*" just do "directory" with no slash.
Filenames should end in ".tar.gz" as they are tarr'ed then zipped.
Last updated: 17/10/2012