Storing files is easy when you can archive and compress them. In this video, learn to archive and compress files for storage or transmission.
- [Instructor] Archives let us combine…a lot of individual files into one larger file…and compression gives us the opportunity…to reduce the overall size of one or more files.…Archives and file compression…can sometimes be treated as the same thing.…But here on Linux we need to, at least initially,…think of them separately.…An archive is not necessarily compressed.…But it does take a bunch of files…and combine them all into one file…which can make it easier to store,…transmit or keep track of.…
On Linux, the archive format we use most often…is called TAR, short for Tape Archive.…Originally this format was designed…to take a number of files…and store them in a way that makes sense for a tape drive…to record the information onto a tape.…A tape is linear,…so seeking between different locations…takes a lot more time…as compared to hard drives or solid state memory.…So the tape archive needed to have all of the information…organized in a way that worked for that medium.…A tape archive collects everything into one file…
- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
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