I am trying to post the following and I am getting a 404 error on the redirect. Any other post seems to work. I can even create a page but nothing else...
Is this because I am documenting the use of the "tar" unix command? is there some sort of reservation issue here? I am TOTALLY confused!
PS. I have *ALL* plugins deactivated.
The tar command is all you need to compress a directory for archiving and it does two things:
* It create the archive, and,
* It compress the archive
Usage of the tar command is as follows:
tar + switches + archive name + source directory
The switches really aren't that complex, you pretty much always use -zcvf but just so you kow, here is an explanation of each switch:
* z: Compress archive using gzip program
* c: Create archive
* v: Verbose i.e display progress while creating archive
* f: Archive File name
For example, you have directory called /home/techpop/data and you would like to compress this directory then you can type tar command as follows:
tar -zcvf data-1-dec-2007.tar.gz /home/techpop/data
Above command will create an archive file called data-1-dec-2007.tar.gz in current directory.
That's it - I'm sure you'll agree that's very straight forward. For more information about GNU tar software, check here.