$ curl cheat.sh/
# 
# tar
# 
# Archiving utility.
# Often combined with a compression method, such as gzip or bzip.
# 
# Create an archive from files:
  tar -cf target.tar file1 file2 file3
# 
# Create a gzipped archive:
  tar -czf target.tar.gz file1 file2 file3
# 
# Extract an archive in a target directory:
  tar -xf source.tar -C directory
# 
# Extract a gzipped archive in the current directory:
  tar -xzf source.tar.gz
# 
# Extract a bzipped archive in the current directory:
  tar -xjf source.tar.bz2
# 
# Create a compressed archive, using archive suffix to determine the compression program:
  tar -caf target.tar.xz file1 file2 file3
# 
# List the contents of a tar file:
  tar -tvf source.tar
# 
# Extract files matching a pattern:
  tar -xf source.tar --wildcards "*.html"
# 
# 

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