Zip and Unzip Tar files, Gzip and Zip

Tar, Gzip, Zip is the compressed form of packaging and basic data on Linux systems. Specifically, Tar used to encapsulate data, GZip and Zip compressed data can do both jobs.

I. Tar

Tar help pack the files / folders in one file, very helpful for backing up data. Typically, Tar files ending in .tar. To minimize file size, we need to add options or bunzip2 gzip compression. Synthetic options include

  • c: Create archive file.
  • x: Extract the archive file.
  • z: Compress with gzip – Always have when working with files gzip (gz).
  • j: Compression with bunzip2 – Always have when working with files bunzip2 (.bz2).
  • LZMA: Compressing with LZMA – Always have when working with files LZMA (.lzma).
  • f: Only archives will create – Always have when working with archives.
  • v: Displays the working file on the screen.
  • r: Add files to the archive files.
  • u: Update files already in the archive file.
  • t: List the remaining files in the archives.
  • Delete: Delete files in archives.
  • totals: Displays parameters tar file
  • exclude: remove files on demand during compression

1. Create compressed .tar fie

 # tar -cvf folder1 folder2 filename.tar file1 file2

Filename.tar the tar file name you create. File1, folder1 … the files, the folder you want packed in tar file (packed in the order listed).

For example, you are working in / usr, should pack folder / usr / bin, folder / boot / grub and /boot/abc.img[19459005file]

 # tar -cvf filename.tar bin / boot / grub /boot/abc.img

Files can be stored in the form filename (abc.img) or in the form attached file path (boot / abc.img). Meanwhile, in the process of extracting data, the file will be placed in the correct path saved.

Packing and data compression

Tar normally helps encapsulate data. To compress the data to reduce the amount, you should use the optional compression z for gzip (.gz format) or j for bunzip (.bz2 format)

 # tar -czvf folder1 folder2 filename.tar.gz file1 file2
# Tar -cjvf folder1 folder2 filename.tar.bz2 file1 file2

Archives skip files on demand

During the packaging process and store data, which can remove the file as required using option exclude .

For example, remove from the packaging .pyc file directory data /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages

 # tar -cvf /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages filename.tar --exclude = '*. Pyc'

Displays total storage capacity has been

Use option totals helps show the total storage capacity is

 # tar -cvf folder1 file1 filename.tar --totals
Total bytes ghi: 20561920 (20MiB, 354MiB / s)

2. Working with .tar file

Listing the contents inside archives

To view the contents inside the first tar file, use the option v to give out the information on the display includes permissions, owner, date / time …

 # tar -tvf filename.tar

Add new, updated content into an archive

Use option r to add content into an archive

 # tar -rvf add_file1 filename.tar add_file2

To update data into an archive already, use the option u (a special need to update the backup file)

 # tar -uf filename.tar

This command will compare the time modification of the contents on the outside and inside of the archives. Inside files will be updated if newer external file.

Deleting data in archives

Use option delete to remove content at the request of archives

 # tar --delete filename.tar -f file1 file2

3. Unzip the file .tar

 # tar -xvf filename.tar

This command will not remove the .tar file that will only extract the data inside the tar file into the current directory. In case the file is saved with path included, if the path does not exist, the system will automatically create a corresponding folder to place the file. Depending on how you package the data to extract the file location can change

For example, you are working in / boot / grub and wants encapsulation files in that folder.

  • If you pack, when decompressing the file path will be /boot/grub/
  • If you pack /boot/grub/, when decompressing the file path will be /boot/grub/boot/grub/

Bung zip

For .tar.gz gzip compressed files you need to use more options z (with gzip compressed files) or optional j (with zip bunzip)

 # tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
# Tar -xjvf filename.tar.bz2

Bung several files / folders specific

 # tar -xvf filename.tar file1 file2

Bung into one directory to another

To extract the data in the current folder elsewhere, you need to specify the path of the destination folder with the option -C

 # tar -xvf filename.tar -C / directory

For example, # tar -xvf test.tar -C / boot / efi the entire file will be unbent test.tar in the / boot / efi

II. Gzip

GZIP is used quite commonly in platforms Unix / Linux. GZIP can only work on one file or one stream of data, so can not store more files. So, if you want to use for multiple files then we have to use them before the TAR package.

1. Create a gzip compressed file

 # gzip filename

In this case, the original file automatically converted into compressed files. For example, # gzip test.php will convert into test.php.gz test.php

Set the compression level

The degree of compression is the custom in the range from 1 to 9. In particular, the fastest 1 ~ fast compression but lowest compression level to 9 ~ highest compression level best but slowest compression

 # # gzip gzip -1 --fast filename or filename
 # gzip -9 --best filename or # gzip filename

Check the compressed file attribute

 # gzip -l filename.gz

For example,

 # gzip -l hocvps.tar.gz
         uncompressed_name compressed ratio uncompressed
           23724096 64901120 63.4% hocvps.tar

2. Unzip the file gzip

 # gzip -d filename

Then, the compressed files automatically converted into the original file. For example, # gzip -d test.php.gz will convert into test.php test.php.gz

III. Zip

First, you need to check the installation zip in the systems.

 # rpm -q zip
zip package is not installed
Package zip-3.0-1.el6_7.1.x86_64 already installed and Latest version

Conduct install Zip if no

 # yum -y install zip
zip.x86_64 0: 3.0-1.el6_7.1

1. Create a .zip compressed file

 # zip filename1 filename2

In particular, the zip file will be created from the compressed filename1 and filename2

folder into 1 Compressed zip file

Use option -r zip compression to the entire folder and files inside.

 # zip -r folder1

2. Unzip the .zip file

 # unzip

Meanwhile, in file will be unpacked into the current folder, compressed files remain
If the file exists in the directory decompression, the program will ask you about your options replace

 [y] es, [n] o, [A] ll, [N] one, [r] ename
Zip and Unzip Tar files, Gzip and Zip
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