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 How do I TAR and compress files in one step?

To archive and compress a directory called 'target' in the current working directory into a file...

 How do I create a symbolic link?

A symbolic link is a pointer to another file or directory. It can be used just like the original...

 How do I create a tar archive of a directory?

A common task in UNIX operating systems is creating an archive of many files or directories in a...

 How do I decompress and extract a tar archive in one step?

To extract the compressed tar archive target.tar.gz into the current working directory with:...

 How do I find files and directories?

To search the current directory and all subdirectories for a folder or file, use the following...

 How do I find information on other UNIX commands?

The UNIX command line interface is wonderful. With that power comes complexity if only in the...

 How do I launch SSH or Shell Access tools?

Overview SSH (Secure Shell) is a program to log into another computer/server over a network...

 How do I set up a cronjob?

Via the "crontab" command from the shell.crontab -l will show you your currently set up cronjobs...

 What are some commonly used UNIX shell commands?

Creating a Directory   You can create a directory by using the mkdir command. For example, to...