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How to tar a directory in AIX?

Hi

i want to tar a directory.. i have tried few command but it is not working .
please let me know how to tar and untar a directory

below are the error which i am getting
Code:
 
 tar -zxvf tl11cp01_042414_071123.tar.gz
tar: Not a recognized flag: z
 
tar -zxvf tl11cp01_042414_071123.tar.gz tl11cp01_042414_071123
tar: Not a recognized flag: z
 
tl11cp01> tar -xvf tl11cp01_042414_071123.tar.gz tl11cp01_042414_071123
tar: tl11cp01_042414_071123.tar.gz: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.

# 2  
try with this :-
for tar
Code:
tar -cvf tarfile.tar  tarfile

for untar
Code:
tar -xvf tarfile.tar

for tar and compress
Code:
tar -cvf - tarfile | gzip -c > tarfile.tar.gz

for untar and decompress
Code:
gzip -dc tarfile.tar.gz |tar -xvf -

# 3  
Make sure you cd to the appropriate directory before tarring. Do not specify an absolute path for the directory.
You can also do it in two stages

Code:
tar cvf dir.tar dir
gzip dir.tar

Or if your tar supports it (but you need GNU tar for that, maybe there is gtar on your system ? )
Code:
gtar zcvf dir.tar.gz dir



---
@sayami00, you probably mean directory, rather than tarfile, no?

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 04-25-2014 at 03:46 AM..
# 4  
it will work for both file and directory .

Code:
>ls -altr
total 8
drwxr-x---   12 abc      123           4096 Apr 25 12:31 ..
-rw-r-----    1 abc      123              0 Apr 25 12:31 tarfile.txt
drwxr-x---    2 abc      123            256 Apr 25 12:31 tardir
drwxr-x---    3 abc      123            256 Apr 25 12:31 .
>tar -cvf - tarfile.txt | gzip -c > tarfile.tar.gz
a tarfile.txt 0 blocks
>tar -cvf - tardir | gzip -c > tardir.tar.gz
a tardir
>ls -altr
total 24
drwxr-x---   12 abc      123           4096 Apr 25 12:31 ..
-rw-r-----    1 abc      123              0 Apr 25 12:31 tarfile.txt
drwxr-x---    2 abc      123            256 Apr 25 12:31 tardir
-rw-r-----    1 abc      123            400 Apr 25 12:31 tarfile.tar.gz
-rw-r-----    1 abc      123            398 Apr 25 12:32 tardir.tar.gz
drwxr-x---    3 abc      123            256 Apr 25 12:32 .

 

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