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Old 11-27-2007
compress Directory

Hi Friends,

I have a directory under which 10 more directories are there.
In each 10 directories there are several files.
I want to do FTP. But in FTP we cannt Transfer the main directory.
each Time we have to go to the respective directry and then we have to to FTP.

For this instance I have to go to the each 10 directry and then do the FTP.

is there any way we can compress the main directry?
Like in windowds we make .zip files.

Thanks In advance!!
# 2  
Old 11-27-2007
use 'tar' to archive what you need and transfer a tar file.
# 3  
Old 11-27-2007
I dont think tar ll work . Bcoz for tar we need to have tape drive.
Then we can use tar -cvf filename.
# 4  
Old 11-27-2007
Originally Posted by deep_kol
I dont think tar ll work . Bcoz for tar we need to have tape drive.
Then we can use tar -cvf filename.
why do you need a tape drive?
# 5  
Old 11-27-2007
Thanks Its working !!
tar -cvf sales_mkt.tar M2_Sales
tar -xvf sales_mkt.tar

I need one more help.
can we make it .zip file .so that i can FTP the .zip file and
in windows i ll unzip it through winzip

Thanks in advance!!
# 6  
Old 11-27-2007
depending on your OS/installation - look into 'zip', 'gzip', 'compress' or 'pack'
# 7  
Old 11-27-2007
Hi Vgersh99,
Thanks for your quick response.

I can make .zip fies like the following way

tar -cvf M2_Sales.
But when I FTP it and try to unzip it in windows through winzip .It gives me error.

But the reverse way is possible .I can unzip the folder in windows.
Then ftp it (bin mode)into unix server .then I can unzip it like

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