Minimalist man pages with TLDR

10 Mar 2021 / Mihai Nueleanu


npm install -g tldr


How does tar work again? I always forget...

tldr tar



Archiving utility.
Often combined with a compression method, such as gzip or bzip2.
More information:

- [c]reate an archive from [f]iles:
tar cf target.tar file1 file2 file3

- [c]reate a g[z]ipped archive from [f]iles:
tar czf target.tar.gz file1 file2 file3

- [c]reate a g[z]ipped archive from a directory using relative paths:
tar czf target.tar.gz --directory=path/to/directory .

- E[x]tract a (compressed) archive [f]ile into the current directory:
tar xf source.tar[.gz|.bz2|.xz]

- E[x]tract a (compressed) archive [f]ile into the target directory:
tar xf source.tar[.gz|.bz2|.xz] --directory=directory

- [c]reate a compressed archive from [f]iles, using [a]rchive suffix to determine the compression program:
tar caf target.tar.xz file1 file2 file3

- Lis[t] the contents of a tar [f]ile [v]erbosely:
tar tvf source.tar

- E[x]tract [f]iles matching a pattern:
tar xf source.tar --wildcards "*.html"

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