Activity 11 - Store and protect files

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Thanks so much for helping us fix my machine! Now let’s get everything up into one nice package.

Secure your files, so they don’t get tampered with again

tar is a command that creates and extracts archived files.

An archive is a collection of archive files. An archive file holds the compressed data of one or more files.

zip is a command that compresses a set of files. The format is: zip [name of zip file] [filenames to be zipped]

The format is: tar [filenames].

flagsUses
-ccreates archive
-xextracts archive
-fcreates archive with given filename

Use tar to secure your directory of files! You are going to want to create an archive with the name files.tar.gz.

tar command