Create a tar.xz in one command

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Use the -J compression option for xz. And remember to man tar :)

tar cfJ <archive.tar.xz> <files>

Edit 2015-08-10:

If you're passing the arguments to tar with dashes (ex: tar -cf as opposed to tar cf), then the -f option must come last, since it specifies the filename (thanks to @A-B-B for pointing that out!). In that case, the command looks like:

tar -cJf <archive.tar.xz> <files>

~ Answered on 2013-09-17 17:12:34


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